An engineering service agreement for a water line replacement project, expected to cost almost $50,000 and spanning at total of 6,300 linear feet, was approved Monday by the Ardmore Public Works Authority, following the city commission meeting. 

“This includes from beginning to end of construction,” Director of Utilities Shawn Geurin told the authority Monday night. 

However, he said they are not planning on doing everything at once. Right now, Geurin said they only have $38,000 budgeted for the project, so they are going to design the project first and then once money becomes available, start back up and finish the project. 

The engineering services agreement is between the authority and Barker and Associates, Inc. It includes five water line segments, totaling 6,300 linear feet, with a price tag of $48,587.50. 

The water line segments include the following:

• Cherry Street, from N. Commerce Street to Chickasaw Boulevard, 850 linear feet

• Chickasaw Boulevard, from Cherry Street to Davis Street, 1,400 linear feet

• Chickasaw Boulevard, from Northwest Boulevard to Wolverton Street NW, 900 linear feet

• 14th Avenue NW, from Chickasaw Boulevard to Wolverton Street NW, 350 linear feet

• Mesa Road, from Mt Washington Road to Refinery Road, 2,800 linear feet 

Geurin said the agreement also includes three phases: a field reconnaissance phase, design/construction document preparation phase and bidding/contract administration/closeout phase. By designing the project first and then constructing it when more funds become available, the project will be spread out over two Fiscal Years. 

Purchases for the wastewater treatment plant including an auger rotor assembly for a fine screen and a shaft for a filter disc drum were also approved Monday night. 

“We’re nine to 10 years old now so we’re trying to stay ahead of things and keep things in working condition,” Geurin said.

The shaft for the filter disc drum will cost approximately $11,000, coming in under budget. The drum is at the very end of the plant, helping filter water before it goes to the coronation water basin and exits the plant, Geurin said. 

The fine screen is located in the first building of the wastewater treatment plant. 

“The fine screen is what filters everything you have coming in. We try to keep all inorganic material out of our basins,” Geurin said. 

The screen will cost $9,000, which is the amount public works budgeted for, Guerin said. 

Payment for repairs on two sanitation trucks were also approved Monday by the authority. 

A residential sanitation side loader with a filtration system issue had to be repaired, which cost a little over $8,000. The cost of the repair will be covered by the Residential Sanitation Department, Geurin said. 

The packing cylinder on a commercial sanitation front loader also had to be repaired, which cost about $9,750. Geurin said the cylinders are about four feet long, which help press and pack trash inside the packer body. The repair will be paid out of the Commercial Sanitation Department.