In its regular meeting Monday, Moulton City Council approved annual water treatment bids as recommended by Water Plant Manager Daniel Jenkins.

Council members awarded bids for water treatment chemicals, which include liquid alum, hydrated lime, potassium permanganate, and orthophosphate corrosion inhibitor, to the lowest bidder for each chemical, Harcros Chemicals Inc., of Florence.

The city approved the purchase of approximately 24,000 gallons of liquid alum for the year, or about 4,000 gallons per delivery contingent upon plant needs, for $0.08 per pound, or about $2,600 per delivery. Hydrated lime was bid at $0.17 per pound or $2,100 for six tons, chlorine was bid at $0.26 per pound or about $520 per ton, potassium permanganate was bid for $3.75 per pound, and orthophosphate was bid at $0.87 per pound or $307.13 per 55-gallon drum. 

Bids were also received from ChemTrade Inc. of Decatur, and Brenntag of Huntsville.

The Council also granted Jenkins and Water Superintendent Jay Johnson approval to accept or amend purchase amounts for the remainder of the year, depending on plant needs as long as chemical purchases do not exceed $5,000.

All council members were present for the meeting.

Moulton City Council will hold a work session on Monday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. All meetings are held at City Hall and are open to the public.



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