Stillwater News Press

April 29, 2013

Bids opened for Rural Water And Sewer District No. 4 improvements

By Chris Day
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County commissioners opened bids for a water improvements in Rural Water and Sewer District No. 4, which is based in Agra and serves portions of Payne and Lincoln counties.

The water district has been working on a grant for this project since 2007, project engineer Robert Mullins said.

Ardmore-based grant writer Millie Vance also attended the bid opening at Monday’s county commission meeting. She and Mullins quickly reviewed the two bids to ensure certain requirements were met.

The Rural Water District No. 4 board will review the bids at its May 2 in Agra. Its recommendation will be presented to the Payne County commissioners at its 9 a.m. May 6 meeting a the administration building.

Elite Towers, Inc. of Tuttle bid on all three portions of the project.

Its bids were:

• $585,460.38 for a 400,000 gallon standpipe.

• $102,639.62 for pipelines

• $205,300 to rehabilitate and repaint an existing standpipe that is painted with lead-based paint.

“It has lead paint on it. That’s why the cost was so high on it,” Mullins said.

• an alternate $61,031.50 bid also was made for the existing standpipe.

Circle P Welding of Norman submitted a bid on the new standpipe only. Its bid was $460,284.

The Rural Water District No. 4 board will review the bids at its May 2 in Agra. Its recommendation will be presented to the Payne County commissioners at its 9 a.m. May 6 meeting a the administration building.