Cloverdale replaces pipe on Lincoln Street

Friday, January 16, 2009
Following a leak, a 150-foot section of AC pipe has been replaced at the corner of Lincoln Street and U.S. 231 in front of Silver Bell Flower shop.

CLOVERDALE -- A section of pipe has been replaced at the corner of Lincoln Street and U.S. 231 in front of the Silver Bell Flower shop.

"The 150-foot section of AC piping was removed due to a leak," said Don Guthrie, utility manager. This type of pipe was used in the 1940s to early 1950s, he explained, and was set in limestone.

The limestone was removed from around the pipe and replaced with six to eight inches of sand. Should there be a leak in the future, the new pipe will be easier to access and fix.

"This is not the first section of AC pipe to be replaced," Guthrie said. More will be replaced in the future, but there is not a specific time frame set yet.

Joe Spiker Excavating was contracted by the town to make the replacement.

Spiker told Town Council members at the regular meeting Tuesday night the $6,200 project was complete with the exception of landscaping and some cement work along the ditch. These items will be finished when the weather warms up, Spiker assured the council.

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  • Cloverdale is like most towns, most of the pipes are old and ready to leak.

    -- Posted by Old Man on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 2:50 AM
  • At least no one is blaming someone else for the pipes being old.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 6:30 AM
  • Is Spiker moving out of Greencastle and taking over Cloverdale?

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 7:14 AM
  • whodouthinkur, you should be glad Spiket will do anything for Cloverdale after the council out and out lied to the public on the amount of money spent using Spiker and refusing to pay them until it was proven that they LIED. Be glad that they have a backup since their short on manpower and long on projects.

    Xgamer, give it time.

    -- Posted by sadNmad on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 10:04 AM
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