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Water tank bids received

By By Ben Alexander/The Meridian Star
May 2, 2001
The city of Meridian received four bids Tuesday for construction of a water tank expected to bolster weak water pressure in North Meridian.
The lowest bidder was Louisville, Ky.-based Caldwell Tanks with a bid of $1,261,000. Other bids ranged in price between $1,310,000 to $1,444,600.
Meridian Chief Administrative Officer Ken Storms said city leaders were pleased with the bids.
Costs of building the tank will be paid by revenue bonds.
North Meridian residents have long complained about a lack of sufficient water pressure in the area that often causes powerful faucet and sprinklers to just dribble. Mayor John Robert Smith has said when the one million gallon tank is complete city officials will actually have to "dampen" down the pressure to keep from blowing faucets off of walls.
The tank will be located across Highway 39 North from the city's Northeast Park softball complex. It is unknown when construction will begin.
Ben Alexander is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3226, or e-mail him at balexander@themeridianstar.com.

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