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Auburn plans to borrow additional $800K to finish North Street water main reconstruction

The city of Auburn plans to bond for an additional $800,000 to finish off the reconstruction of Auburn’s water distribution system along North Street.

The plan for the added funding was laid out Thursday during the Auburn City Council meeting. According to a description of the project, the supplemental funds will go toward the installation of a new 12-inch water main from the intersection of York and North streets to Quarry Road.

This is a further expansion to the initial scope of the project. Originally, the city council authorized a bond of a little over $1 million in April 2016 to replace over 2,000 feet of pipes on North Street from Carpenter and York streets and York Street from North to Wiley streets. Then, in October 2017, the city bonded for an additional $1.5 million to replace an additional 1,000 feet of water infrastructure on York Street between Willey Street and the Chase Street extension in order to mitigate a series of water-main breaks that cost NUCOR Steel $300,000 in lost production.

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