City Council Drops Plan to Fix Service Connections

Posted on 16 July 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—On the recommendation of the Boone City Council’s Utility Committee, the Boone City Council has voted not to spend up to $30,000 to repair sanitary sewer service lines, discovered to be in need of repair during the fourth phase of the city’s sanitary sewer rehabilitation program.  The fourth phase was the lining of the sewer lines from 11th Street, up Linn Street to the north and then an area west of Linn Street, but generally east of Story Street.  Installing the liner in the sewer line, meant televising the sewer system.  Engineer Wayne Schwartz told the Council last fall that there were somewhere around 30-or-40 service connections in need of repair.  Those repairs would be about $3,000 each, but there was only enough money available to do ten.  When the sewer lining was completed, Schwartz returned to the Council and said there were actually 52 connections in need of work with everything from being totally disconnected to tree roots.  Last week the Utility Committee reviewed the matter and decided that without adequate funds, it would be better to use the $30,000 for other sewer work rather than to pick winners and losers for the connection repairs.  Boone Mayor John Slight had said if repairs were made to one connection, they needed to be made to all the connections.  More of the Mayor’s comments can be heard on the Tuned In Program.

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