Great Bend waterline project update

Great Bend’s massive waterline project is underway and will continue through the end of next year. The project consists of the water main replacement on 10th Street, from Main to Washington; and Main Street, from 10th to 19th as the first phase.The City authorized the issuance of $6 million of bonds for approximately 35,000 linear feet of water line to replace the old corroded cast-iron pipes with plastic. Approximately $1 million of the $6 million bond was set aside for design, cost of issuance, inspection, and administration expenses. The remaining $5 million left will go toward the construction cost.

Increased water rates that residents began seeing on this month’s bill will help pay off the bond over the next 20-years.

(Read more: Great Bend Post)