BARSTOW — The City Council approved the 2014 Sewer Rehabilitation Initiative contract of $1,022,795 to Southwest Pipeline on a 5-0 vote Tuesday.
“This is  our pre-Cameron/Henderson project were we go in and prepare all the sewer lines before we pave the streets,” said Consulting City Engineer Brad Merrell.
 According to the staff report, the City Council authorized a sanitary sewer inspection of the collection system located within the Henderson/Cameron area and the area north of Main Street. A remotely operated camera was used in the inspection.
Utilizing the information obtained from the assessment, staff developed plans and specifications for sewer repairs and rehabilitation required to be completed prior to the street improvement initiatives for the associated areas.
 The project plans and specifications were distributed utilizing a formal bidding process and a total of five bids were received by the Oct. 28 deadline.  
After analyzing the proposals, the lowest responsive and responsible bid amount was supplied by Southwest Pipeline & Trenchless Corporation, according to the staff report.
Other bids submitted were more than $200,000 higher: Insituform bid $1,259,407 and Repipe California bid $1,291,196.
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