STEUBENVILLE City Council approved emergency legislation Tuesday night to authorize the city manager to waive formal bidding requirements and sign a contract with Buckeye Pumps for emergency repairs at the Bryden Road lift station.
The project cannot exceed $60,000 in total costs.
Only one piece of legislation was introduced at the council sunshine meeting after Murphy reported the Bryden Road lift station in the city's west end is in need of emergency repairs.
"There are two pumps at that lift station but only one works. The electrical system is a travesty. If the working pump goes out we are at risk of pumping sewage into a nearby creek. And the lift station has become a danger for our line crew working on the equipment," Sewer Department assistant superintendent Chuck Murphy told the council members last week.
Read the Wednesday edition of the Herald-Star for all the details from the city council meeting.