Bids sought for septic work

LISBON – Those contractors who have been interested in bidding on septic projects through the Columbiana County Health Department are being asked to consider bidding on one last project to finish using the money awarded through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for such projects in 2013.

The Board of Health met briefly Wednesday to authorize a smaller project for a Hanoverton property. The project will help remedy an issue with a failing system.

Health Commissioner Wes Vins said the bid for the project must come in under about $5,500 because that is all the money left from the 2013 pot. Additionally, the state is requiring the money to be utilized by the end of July. A pre-bid meeting will be held on July 10, the bids will be awarded on July 16 and the project must be completed and invoiced by July 31.

Since 2009, the health department has spent more than $606,000 through the WPCLF program to help those unable financially to remedy septic issues themselves. The program is being phased out by the state.