The council accepted the bid at its Oct. 1 meeting on a recommendation from City Manager Kendall Smith, as it was the lowest bid the city received.
In other action, the council also approved a rate increase on irrigation meters as part of a requirement from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.
The rate increase will charge residents with an irrigation meter 200 percent of the first tier of their water rate.
“They want people to conserve water,” said Smith. “The EPD [Environmental Protection Division] made us charge them 200 percent of the first tier of their water rate, so it would penalize them in hopes they would use less water.”
The city also held a public hearing regarding the fiscal year 2013 budget, but no residents came forth to speak on it.
The council will hold a special called meeting Monday, Oct. 8 to vote on the budget at 5 p.m.
The fiscal year 2013 budget runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
In other news, Tina Clark, public works manager, reported that the construction on Confederate Avenue, which is the replacement of a water main, should be completed by Halloween.
Clark said the construction company’s contract ended Sep. 29.
“From what I understand, they’re looking at maybe another week or so on the Confederate part of it,” said Clark. “We’ve still got some replacement to do from West Foster to West Main.”