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Aberdeen council approves budget transfers for sewer line, swimming pool repairs

A sewer line that runs under Aberdeen's Route 40 is in danger of collapsing. City officials have let a contract to make repairs.
A sewer line that runs under Aberdeen's Route 40 is in danger of collapsing. City officials have let a contract to make repairs. (Photo courtesy City of Aberdeen, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Aberdeen City Council members have approved a $250,000 budget amendment to transfer funds toward repairing a sewer interceptor line running under Route 40 near Route 22, which public works director Kyle Torster said previously is in danger of collapse.

In approving the transfer at a city hall work session Monday, the council also awarded the contract for the work to Daisy Construction, for $158,200 with a 10 percent contingency.

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The council also approved a budget amendment to move $78,870 to re-plaster the Aberdeen Family Swim Center pool and awarded the contract to Lothorian LLC. The city owns the swimming pool, which is operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County.

The total amount requested for the Daisy sewer contract is $175,000, according to the bid analysis.

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Torster said the budget amendment also includes $54,000 for pumping out and transferring the sewage from the Route 22 area to another sewer line via a manhole, while construction on the affected line is taking place. That work is part of a previous contract with Xylem, approved last year.

Because of the unknown condition of the 48-inch encasement pipe, the city will ask the contractor to extract a core sample to determine the pipe's structural stability, according to the bid analysis. If the encasement is structurally sound, work will be done within the existing encasement between the two new manholes under Route 40.

If it's not sound, the contractor will use an open-cut method, according to the analysis, meaning the area will have to be dug up to get to the pipe section needing repair.

A $37,150 contract also was awarded to Ream Roofings, of Dallastown, Pa., to put a new roof on the city's water treatment plant.

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