Council OKs bridge water main repair


August 31, 2022

Benny Westcott

Public Works Director Greg Springman discusses the Pleasant Valley Bridge water main break at the Aug. 23 city council meeting at City Hall as Youth Advisory Council member Tea Herrera listens.

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Aug. 23, to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Pacific Excavation, Inc. of Eugene for emergency repair - not to exceed $60,000 - of a water main located inside Pleasant Valley Bridge.

All councilors were in attendance for the meeting except Angelita Sanchez.

The repairs come after an Aug. 22 event when a large water main inside the bridge broke, causing system pressures to fall below 20 pounds per square inch and requiring a boil alert notice to community members impacted by the failure. Linn County bridge engineers inspe...

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