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Valley News Dispatch

Brackenridge wary of water tank repair bids

| Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Brackenridge has a leak in one of its water tanks.

Councilman Tim Kolar, chairman of the water committee, said there is a leak in one of the three tanks along Reservoir Road at Emerson Street. He said the 750,000 gallon tank was losing water from a leak somewhere in the upper third of the tank.

The borough got prices from two companies to fix it, but was wary about awarding a contract.

Three Rivers Diving gave a price of $4,250; Underwater Solutions gave a price of $4,490.

Council was uncertain about the scope of the quotes, if they were per day and, if so, how long it would take to repair the leak.

“We have no idea what we’re looking at,” Councilman Vern Petz said.

Council agreed to seek clarification of the quotes with all terms set down in writing and will revisit the issue at its next meeting.

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