Contract awarded for water project

A Citronelle contractor’s bid for major upgrades to the Freemanville water system was accepted last week by the Escambia County Commission.

The project, funded primarily through a Community Development Block Grant, will provide improved sewer service, water flow and fire protection for residents of the community through the replacement of antiquated water lines, placement of new service lines and the addition of seven new fire hydrants.

The commission accepted the $286,175 bid submitted by Cardinal Contracting for replacing roughly two miles of deteriorated 3-inch water mains with 6-inch

PVC lines in the area along Jack Springs Road, Freemanville Drive, Middleton Lane, Jefferson Lane and several adjoining roads.

The bid also covers installation of seven fire hydrants and of 1,500 feet of additional service lines in the area.