This project was initiated through requests made by the Villages of Lafayette and Harrod to the Allen Water District to determine how to best serve these communities with public water. The project consists of constructing a waterline with fire hydrants from Westminster to the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette serving all residents of both Harrod and Lafayette.
On June 26, 2019, an Informational Meeting was held with property owners who live within the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette to provide some general project information.
On July 11, 2019, the Village Councils of Harrod and Lafayette passed legislation necessary to move forward with the East Regional Waterline Improvement Project.
On August 27, 2019, the District conducted another Informational Meeting for property owners along the waterline route who live outside the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette.
In October 2019, the tentative schedule for the East Regional Waterline Improvement Project was been revised.
In July/August 2020, the District sent out mailings to property owners where temporary and/or permanent easements are being requested. The District is working on acquiring these easements which are necessary for construction/maintenance of the waterline. This is a crucial step in preparing to bid the project. If you have received this paperwork in the mail, please contact the District.
The advertisement for Notice to Bidders will be advertised in the Lima News on May 14, 2021 and May 21, 2021. A pre-bid meeting will be held on May 27th at 10 a.m. at the Allen Water District Office to answer contractor questions.
The bid opening was be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 as follows for each contract:
Contract A 10:00 a.m.
Contract B 10:30 a.m.
Contract C 11:00 a.m.
The District will present the updated project cost estimates to all parties involved including the Villages once USDA has reviewed all bid documentation.