The City of San Antonio will take another stab at fixing an ongoing water leak along Pennsylvania Avenue.
City commissioners approved $10,000 in additional funds with contractors Superior Siteworks and EA Tapping Services. Of that, $6,000 will go for tapping services and $4,000 will go for excavation work.
The action came during a special commission meeting on Feb. 6, and the repairs are scheduled for Feb. 25.
A road closure will be in effect for a portion of Pennsylvania Avenue between Curley Street and Main Street, for the duration of repairs, which are expected to be complete that same day.
City officials anticipate the following dwellings will be without water during the scheduled repairs, and will be placed under a 48-hour boil water notice:
- Pasco County Fire Rescue Station 27
- Businesses on Pennsylvania Avenue east of Curley Street
- A residential home on Curley Street
The total allocation for the water leak project now totals $22,500.
Commissioners initially awarded a $12,500 bid to Superior Siteworks in December.
The contractor attempted to make repairs on Jan. 28.
But, the project’s scope proved larger than anticipated, officials explained, requiring more funds for a water line stop, and, possibly a water valve replacement.
The water leak was first observed by city officials after Thanksgiving Day, according to Will Plazewski, the town’s water clerk.
The cause of the leak isn’t known, but water started flowing out of the valve rise, Plazewski said.
The city presently has barricades set up along Pennsylvania Avenue, roughly between the City Hall building and Poncho’s Villa Mexican Restaurant, blocking off some adjacent parking spaces and a portion of the roadway that was cut out during the first attempt to repair the leak.
“We need to get this fixed; it’s not getting any better,” waterworks commissioner Eric Stallworth said, at the meeting. “We talked about the budget earlier in the fall, and we knew we were going to have to be making some repairs to our water system.”
In other action, the commission issued a request for proposals for trash collection services; the city’s contract with Waste Connections is expiring.
Published February 13, 2019