By remboltludtke

Bids let for construction of new Lindsay water tower

Posted in Water Watch

Norfolk Daily News:

The water tower has its logo, now it just needs to be built.

The Lindsay Village Board of Trustees voted last fall on how the tower will look, and is now advertising for bidders to construct it.

The board accepted the plans and specifications and authorized Dale Bohac, project engineer for JEO Consulting Group Inc., of Norfolk, to seek bids.

Bids for the water tower and water main improvements will be opened at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the village office and discussed at the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 5.

Estimated cost is $1,280,000, however, there is $250,000 loan forgiveness available, dropping the cost to $1,030,000.

For the rest of the cost, the village has a 30-year loan from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality at 2.8 percent interest. Water rates will be increased over the next four years to help pay for the project.