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DENMARK – The Town of Denmark announced that it is accepting bids for rehabilitation of two water tanks as part of a comprehensive upgrade of the city’s public water system. The deadline for bid submittal is Oct. 22.

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Work under the contract will include rehabilitation of the Voorhees Elevated Storage Tank and the Nibco Elevated Storage Tank. For the Voorhees tank, the scope of work includes painting the interior and exterior of the tank and repairing the vent and level indicator. Rehabilitation of the Nibco tank includes repairing the vent and level indicator and performing a washout inspection. Both tanks will be disinfected prior to being placed back into service.

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This project is being funded by the South Carolina Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Under this fund, the Environmental Protection Agency makes money available for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide sub-grants and loans to eligible entities within the state. Typically, the recipients are municipal or other governmental entities that manage the funds. Bidders must comply with all applicable state and federal requirements identified in the bid documents, including Davis Bacon labor rules and “American Iron and Steel” provisions.

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Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com under Login. Bidders may download the digital plans and contract documents for $15 by inputting Quest project #6135455 on the website’s Project Search page. Bidders should contact Quest CDN at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with the project information.

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Questions concerning the plans, specifications and other contract documents should be directed by email to Gene E. Pierce, P.E., Hussey Gay Bell, 1219 Assembly St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, or email at gpierce@husseygaybell.com no later than Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

The Town of Denmark Public Water System is a small rural water system that serves a population of approximately 4,000 customers, including 3,500 residents and 500 students at two local colleges, and commercial and industrial properties. The wells draw groundwater from an aquifer approximately 300 feet below ground. The water is treated with chlorine to disinfect for bacteria prior to distribution.

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The town’s drinking water is safe for drinking, bathing and cooking based on it being in compliance with the Primary Drinking Water Standards under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act and State of South Carolina drinking water regulations.

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