by KAREN LAGRANGE COX
At tonight’s Broussard City Council meeting, it was announced that a bid was accepted for the waterline connector for the waterline extension on Ambassador Caffery between Bonin Road and Highway 89.
Mel Bertrand, City Public Works Director, told this reporter that Elliott Construction was the contractor awarded the bid for the waterline connection.
Daniel Hutchinson with Comeaux Engineering and Consulting, the city engineer, advised all the bids submitted for the water connector came in under budget. He told the council work should begin on the waterline connector in about two to three weeks. Hutchinson also stated that the water meter used for the water line was already in place; therefore, the city will not need to install a meter.
The waterline connector is to extend Broussard’s water supply by connecting it to the water line from the City of Lafayette (LUS) South Water Treatment Plant. The plant is located at 810 West Broussard Road in Lafayette.
Below is information about Ordinance #23-756 for the water line connector:
- Ordinance #23-756 was adopted by the City Council on February 14, 2023.
- The ordinance amended the 2022/2023 Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures by $575,000.
- The funds will be used to construct a water line connector for the Waterline Extension on Ambassador Caffery between Bonin Road to Highway 89.