The contract, totaling $955,501, was awarded to W. F. Floyd Construction, Inc., pending legal review with final approval and funding by GEFA.
The low bidder was recommended by Ronnie Wood, R. J. Wood and Company, engineer. He said the company has been involved in similar work for several Georgia cities, including Rockmart’s $3.7 million wastewater treatment plant project.
General contractors purchased a total of 15 sets of plans with 7 submitting bids, according to Wood. Bids were received for a 270 consecutive calendar day construction period.
The rehab will include replacement of mechanical equipment for the influent lift station, pumps, aeration basin aerators, secondary clarifier, return and waste sludge pumps and replacement of the existing lab, control and electrical building project.
Aragon’s wastewater facility was built in the 1960s and serves about 300 customers. No additional acreage will be needed since the plant is not being expanded, only modified. The existing plant is permitted to treat about 170,000 gallons per day.