SIDNEY --  The Sidney City Council approved a water line project for North Sidney.

Water/Sewer Superintendent Joe Talich asked the city council to continue using MC Shaff & Associates to move forward with the bidding and inspecting portion of the Sky Road Water Line Project.

In the 2022 budget process, the council approved using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the project, and MC Schaff & Associates for the design and engineering.

The Sky Road water line will be a primary line to feed the Sky Manor water system, according to Talich's presentation to the city council. The Sky Road water system is currently supplied by only a single booster pump. The concern is if the pump needs repaired, the Sky Road water system is shut down. 

"This will give us a way to do maintenance on the line without any service disruption to the customers," Talich said. "It will provide a lot, especially for fire protection."

The waterline will consist of about 600 feet of six-inch water main, one compound meter, one fire hydrant, and a pressure reducing value. It will also provide a secondary water main in case of an emergency.

There are about 130 residences in the Sky Road area, according to Talich.

Total cost of the agreement will be just under $200,000, he said. Funds will come from the ARPA funds.