Rockwood wastewater work to begin soon

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By Cindy Simpson

State-mandated improvements at Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas utility’s  wastewater plant are moving forward.
The project, which includes the addition of oxidation ditches and other measures, has been pushed back numerous time. The last delay involved  unexpectedly high bids.
Utility manager Kim Ramsey said she expects a notice to proceed from the state on July 15. Work may begin that day, she added.
“They are trying to get all the earthwork quickly because of the season of the year – get it done before winter,” Ramsey said. She estimated completion in about a year.
J. Cumby Construction in Cookeville submitted the lowest bid for the project.