Colchester will contract with a Chicago-based ADS Environmental Services to check its water mains for leaks. The service will cost $4,950.The city has 22 miles of PVC water mains and another eight blocks of cast iron water mains.Mayor Danny Bice says it is cheap insurance.He says, “For what we're having to pay for water from the City of Macomb, I need to account for everything that we're using. You know, what we're purchasing versus what we're billing.”
Carthage residents will see a significant increase in water pressure by October. It's the result of a number of upgrades to the water system. They cost about $1 million.
Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith is recommending residents who are concerned about their pipes and water heaters to have them checked.
He said, “It'd give you a little time to save a couple of bucks. Maybe have a plumber come check things out if you're worried.”
Whenever it rains, the Carthage City Hall roof leaks. The leaks have created a headache for the city.
Mayor Jim Nightingale said the city has been unsuccessful getting any response from thec company that did the roof work.
He said, ”They had a five-year warranty and all we're asking for is for them to live up to their warranty. And it's just been a continual run-around with them.”
Nightingale said Indiana-based Five-Star Commercial Roofing was the low bidder for the contract in 2009. The work cost about $14,000.