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SEWER REPAIR: WCCS takes its chances with flooding

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Concerns for better bids outweighed potential flooding worries for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS).

Despite the possibility of flooding in Columbia City High School, the district decided to rebid the sewer repair project rather than accept the bid from the one company that submitted one.

A lack of price information was the principle reason for the rebid. Business Manager Tony Zickgraff said with only one company biding on the project this past year, there were not enough facts to go forward.

“Having only one bidder doesn’t give us enough information if that is a good bid (price),” he said. “We wanted to ensure that we receive competitive bids for the project.”

Now, the sewer repair will be opened for construction companies to bid on in the winter of 2013-14.

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