Jones Chemical has been mixing a solution into Enumclaw water for almost nine years to reduce corrosion of household and water system plumbing.
At tonight’s City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, members are expected to extend the contract, for $42,900.
All city water sources must be disinfected to comply with federal drinking water regulations. Gas chlorination is the existing and preferred method, according to the city agenda packet. The contract with Jones Chemical expires at the end of the year.
Since December of 2002 a 25 percent sodium hydroxide solution has been injected to raise the pH levels of Enumclaw water.
A staff report from Public Works Director Chris Searcy says four bids were received. Jones Chemical had the low bid, and Northstar the high bid at $48,012.25.
At the meeting, the council also will be asked to spend $295,150 for four paving projects.
Roads to be paved include:
1. Blake Street 350 feet north of Warner Avenue to south of Roosevelt Avenue.
2. Blake Street near Griffin Avenue.
3. Chinook Avenue near the intersection of Porter Street.
4. And Kibler Avenue from Porter to Jensen streets.