At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council approved two seperate contracts for water pipeline projects on the recommendation of City Public Works Director Les Hook.
The first project is for roughly 9,000 linear feet of 18-inch water transmission line from the water treatment plant storage tank west of town to tie-in to the existing water transmission system near Pamida.
The lowest bid, $731,564.20, was from Barnum Construction. The project's estimate came in at $1.2 million.
Also awarded was a bid from Western Municipal Construction for the high-pressure water lines along Old Highway 87 and down Cemetery Road to tie-in with the three schools on South Burritt Avenue, including the new Cloud Peak Elementary School.
The bid was for $798,997 which was substantially lower than the project's estimate of $1.229 million.
Mayor Randy Dyess explained why the bids were lower than the estimated costs.
The council voted to award the contrats to Barnum and Western Municipal.