by Lisa Tome
Just days from now, bids will be opened and the selection of a contractor will be made in an effort to clean up Pearce Creek.
On February 9, bids will be opened determining which company will provide a water distribution system for the Pearce Creek water service area. The water distribution contract includes the installation of approximately 32,000 linear feet of six-inch PVC distribution main, 350 water services, hydrants and valves for the communities of Bay View Estates, West View Shores, and Sunset Pointe. The pre-bid meeting for this contract is set for Friday.
In January, the Town of Cecilton advertised for the first portion of the project. That includes the installation of 37.600 feet of 12-inch PVC water transmission main from the Town to Bay View Estates, West View Shores, and Sunset Pointe. That scope of work also included the valves, two chlorine injection stations, electrical controls and equipment, and site work. Moving this project forward is part of a $14 million project which will have the Town of Cecilton providing water to homes where water is contaminated. Both the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Army Corps of Engineers have long been involved in this project. Many options have been discussed over the years including deeper wells for residents. The Town of Cecilton stepped in and offered to provide a water supply.
"They are our neighbors. We try to help our neighbors," said Cecilton town administrator Brenda Cochran.