The expansion of Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1 is not the only project on Georgetown Municipal Water and Sewer Services’ radar.

At its special meeting last week, the GMWSS board approved a $244,600 contract with Hazen on the South Sewer Extension for design and services during construction. This would be Contract No. 2 on the project and needs approval by the board for the project to stay on schedule, including submitting plans to the state Division of Water.

The Georgetown City Council voted on the contract at its March 11 meeting.

GMWSS General Manager Chase Azevedo said Georgetown and owners of mobile home parks impacted by the extension are continuing negotiations, but added that if for some reason the mobile home park backs out of the negotiations, the design could still be useful for work in the area.

“We have come up with a plan and design that we can use in another way if the mobile home parks back out,” he said. “If we are doing work in that area, we might as well do some needed upgrades.”

Board member Terry Maurer was concerned about the cost with other upcoming projects, but did endorse the measure after being assured there was money available for this contract.

“I know we need it all right now. I want to be sure we can afford it and make it fair to customers and throw a bunch on them at one time,” he said.

Steve McClain can be reached at smcclain@news-graphic.com.

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