Knox Mayor Rick Chambers announced that the Knox Board of Public Works approved the lowest conforming bid for the upcoming storm water project.
“H & G Underground Services from Laporte, Indiana, their bid for $688,977 was the lowest bid and that was taken under advisement until that could be checked by Territorial Engineering and the City of Knox attorney,” said Chambers.
The storm water project will direct rain water into area ditches instead of being treated in the City’s Wastewater Treatment facility.
“It will relieve storm water in the area of Portland Street, and that will be routed down John Street and empty in the Cabanaugh Ditch. The other area will be on East John Street in the area of Williams Street, and that will empty into the ditch in that area also. Another area would be John Street and Prettyman, the fourth area will be East Street and New York Street area,” said Chambers.
A grant will cover the expenses and the City will contribute a 20 percent match.