The project was originally bid combined with the replacement of a 6-inch water main on School Street, but the project received only one bid. The council decided to split the water main and filtration projects into two separate projects and accept bids only on the water main.
“That one bid was way too high,” Richards said, “so we decided to do the filtration project in house.”
Funded by 2007 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST) money, the filtration project is expected to greatly improve the quality of the city’s currently unfiltered water.
Richards said she expects all work to be finished by the end of July.
The White City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for June 3 at 7 p.m. at city hall.