Discussions regarding Pump Station 40 near Reed Road and Daniel Street continued at Monday’s Greenville City Council meeting.
The council authorized W.L. Burle Engineers, P.A. to determine what the cost would be for further repair.
Back in December, it was reported traffic was being diverted in the area so drivers would bypass the suction side of the street, which was coming from a manhole, according to engineer Darrel Martinek.
A 30-inch force main, also called a pressurized sewer pipe, had failed and was pulling the base of the street inside the pipe, and that is what has caused it to fail.
It was also reported because the pump station issue was declared an emergency, the city’s budget should cover the funds for repairs, as well as possibly be eligible for grant funding.
At Thursday’s public works’ meeting, Martinek shared Greenville Metal Works was the low bidder for the repairs needed at $21,325.
“There are three metal stands that need to be built and we also have a pipe that runs to one of our pumps, which needs to be rebuilt and upsized so it can carry a larger volume of water,” Ronnie Washington said, deputy director of Greenville’s public works repairmen.
The Public Works Department will have an opportunity to recommend the contract be awarded to Greenville Metal Works at the next city council meeting, set for 4 p.m. Feb. 4.