CENTERBURG — A new water reclamation facility for this village of 1,800 was supposed to come a step closer to reality Monday night, but instead was placed on temporary hold when all bids for the project were rejected at a special meeting of Centerburg Village Council.
Long-term financing of up to $6.5 million was in place from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, but low bids for the project’s three phases came in at a combined $7.15 million. Each exceeded the projections of project engineers from Bird and Bull Inc. by more than 10 percent, and by statute could not be accepted.
Centerburg’s existing sewage treatment plant has been in service for more than 50 years. Its last major upgrade was nearly 30 years ago, but the facility will have to remain online a bit longer as a new bid process is begun.
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