The Huntingburg City Council has moved forward to start the bid process for the Water Plant Reconstruction Project and the extension of the Distribution System. October 11th and 18th were set for the bid publication dates, with a pre-bid meeting set for October 24th. Bids will be opened on November 7th, and awarded at the November 12th council meeting. The intention is to move forward on 3 water-related projects.
First, a water line replacement along 231, similar to one that recently finished in Jasper. Most of the water line is along the northbound travel lane, with the desire to cause as little disruption as possible to the flow of traffic. This will be completed in time for INDOT to repave Huntingburg’s portion of 231.
Second, the reconstruction of the water treatment plant, which will expand the current capacity. With the continued growth of the city of Huntingburg, and the desire to depend less upon Patoka Regional Water, the city looks to double the capacity of the water treatment plant. When the Water Treatment plant was first built, it was built with the space to provide such an expansion.
The final piece is a solar plant, to help with power efficiency.
In other council business the city has set the trick r’ treat hours, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, October 31st.