The Parker Town Council gave its approval for the Public Works Department to go out for bids for services and materials on a maintenance and project for Well Nov. 7, which is the town’s main drinking water well located next to Town Hall. At the council’s Dec. 18 meeting, Public Works Director Steve Ziegler said the project was budgeted at $25,000.
Ziegler said the council initially authorized them to go out for bids in April 2018. He said they had no bidders at that time, but several contractors visited the site during the bid process.
Maintenance and rehabilitation work on Well Nov. 7 is necessary because of the age of the well, Zielger said. As wells age, they need to be maintained in order to assure adequate yield and quality. He said in a memo to the council that wells run the risk of mineral encrustation, contamination by microorganisms, sediment in the water, screen or casing corrosion and pump system damage.
Of the maintenance on Well No. 7, Ziegler said, “It’s overdue.”
The bid opening is planned for Jan. 9, 2019.