LIVERMORE FALLS – Selectmen voted to enter into a three-year agreement with a Livermore company to clean the town’s storm-water catch basins, Town Manager Jim Chaousis said Wednesday.

The total cost of the contract with Ted Berry Co. Inc. is $20,266.65. It is broken down to $6,525 for 2009, $6,786 for 2010, and $6,955.65 for 2011, Chaousis said.

The contract will help the town know what to budget, he said.

The town owns and maintains about 135 basins, according to the contract.

By cleaning and maintaining the town storm water catch basins the potential for nonpoint source pollution is greatly reduced, the contract states.

The town is next to the Androscoggin River, which is closely watched by regulators and environmental groups for sources of pollution, the company states.

The storm water eventually ends up on the river.

Having a clear storm water management plan will insure that the local waterway is protected and the town remains in compliance with local, state and federal storm water management regulations, according to the company.

The Ted Berry Co. also plans to provide written logs verifying that structures were cleaned and inform public works foreman Bill Nichols of any structural defects which may cause potential for failure or overflow.


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