The first phase of the city of Shenandoah's project to extend water and sewer services to the community of Tamina is projected to be complete by Jan. 31, officials said.

In a nutshell

Engineer John Bleyl said Phase 1 of the project includes extending water and sewer utilities along Tamina Road to Johnson and Easley roads, respectively.

Phase 1 also includes the installation of 57 fire hydrants throughout the community.

Bleyl said the first portion of the project is funded by Shenandoah’s portion of the American Rescue Plan Act funds, a joint effort between Montgomery County and the city of Shenandoah that allocated $21 million in federal funds to bring new water and sewer infrastructure to the Tamina community.

Property owners will be notified of the process to tie into water and sewer as services become available, he said. As of Jan. 12, city officials had not provided a prospective date for the tie-in.

Also of note

Shenandoah officials awarded the bid Jan. 10 for the clearing of the water plant site in Tamina to King Solomon’s Tree Services for $49,300. The clearing will take approximately 30 days.

Bleyl said the remainder of the project is under design with surveying and environmental studies already complete.

What’s next

According to Bleyl Engineering, Phase 2 of the project, which is anticipated to start in late 2024, will include replacing all 277 water meters in the Tamina area.

The entire project is expected to be finished by 2026.