Estimates of infrastructure repairs to be presented to Aiken City leaders

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken City council is finally going to hear how much it may to cost to begin repairing its aging infrastructure.

The public works director and city engineer are going to be using a computer model of the water and sewage system to show city leaders the conditions of these pipes.

They will then present council with a list identifying areas that need to be fixed immediately.

“There’s two criteria that they are going to look at, the likelihood of failure and the cost of failure,” said Aiken City Councilman Dick Dewar. “They divide each of those into 3 segments of small, medium and large. That makes a graph chart so that you can visualize those parts of the water or sewer system that have a high cost of failure and a high likelihood of failure.”

More than $6 million dollars is currently available to being infrastructure repairs.

City leaders have proposed that if another rounds of Capital Project Sales Tax is passed by citizens they will pledge to put $30 million towards infrastructure repairs.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this story. 

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