Greensboro City Council will consider at tonight’s meeting a request for an additional $1.7 million to rehabilitate aging water infrastructure.
The change order, if approved, will add 11,200 linear feet of substandard waterlines to the city’s pipe rehabilitation program. The city previously approved a $6 million contract with KRG Utility to handle to work.
The additional footage of 4-inch and 8-inch waterlines to be repaired includes 50 valves and 150 hydrants. Most of the lines were installed prior to 1950 and, the city says, have decayed to the point where it impacts water pressure and quality, requiring an increased level of maintenance and repair.