M’boro to purchase sewer pumps

Published 8:13 am Friday, September 11, 2009

MURFREESBORO, N.C.—The Murfreesboro Town Council has agreed to transfer $11,050 from the water department budget to the sewer department budget to fund replacement of two pumps at the town’s Holly Hill Road Lift Station.

Town Administrator Cathy Davison said, “The original pumps in the station were not recommended to be upgraded in 2002 when the original plans for the upgraded lift station were done by Appian Engineering. Also, over the last three months we have had four outages on the pumps…”

The town will replace the pumps at a cost of $5,525 each. The old pumps will be “pulled,” cleaned and repainted so they can be used as a spare set “for emergency use only.” That will give the town a complete set of spare pumps, putting it in compliance with its wastewater collection permit, Davison told the council.