The West Lafayette Waste Water Treatment Utility is putting off a project after the sole bid came in over-budget.
Director Dave Henderson says the engineers estimate to replace two lift stations was about $2.1 million, but the cost submitted by Atlas Excavating was a little more than $2.7 million.
He says they will look for ways to reduce the price tag and put the project out to bid again later this year.
Henderson says the Sheraton and Fairway Knolls lift stations were built in 1963 and 1974, respectively, so he doesn’t want to wait too long to replace them.
West Lafayette is moving forward with a nearly $4.5-million project.
The city is accepting bids for a lift station and force main.
Designer Joe Teusch says it will serve a roughly 780 acre area around Kalberer Road, Soldiers Home Road, and Kent Avenue.
He hopes to accept the best bid by September. Teusch says if everything goes according to schedule, the lift station could be complete by late next year.
The city is applying for state revolving fund loans to help pay for the project.
Work on improvements to a lift station in West Lafayette is expected to get underway this week.
Waste Water Treatment Utility Director Dave Henderson says upgrades to the structure on Soldiers Home Road will be complete by the end of the year.
He says the $636,000 project is being paid for with money from the department’s Capital Improvements Fund.
It includes new pumps, a backup generator, and updated equipment to allow the lift station to be monitored 24-hours-a-day.