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$229,500 will go to the barge and crane rentals as well as lifting the intake out of the water. The equipment and replacement cost is $3,800 and $5,900. “What they have to do is bring in a barge big enough to put a crane on to, then left up the whole intake 12 feet and replace and fix the bottom of it,” Mayor Liz Ordiales explained. The water intake is supposed to sit 12 inches above the water, but right now, it’s just 6 inches. “Unfortunately, we tried looking around. We’ve been working on this for a month,” added Ordiales. “We can’t find anybody who does this type of work.” had me going The city even investigated airbags to lift the intake out of the water, but it would provide enough height for the restoration process. The only reason the city could secure the repairs was because of a similar structure under construction in Gainesville. The company can move the equipment up to Hiawassee and fix the intake.

https://towns.fetchyournews.com/2020/08/12/water-intake-repairs-cost-city-over-200000/

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