The Buckhannon water treatment plant, located on Wood Street, soon will undergo repairs to filter bed No. 1, so that a number of cracks can be filled.
City engineer Jay Hollen said there are 11 major cracks in the concrete structure along both the exterior and interior walls that need to be repaired in filter bed No. 1.
Bids are being accepted for the remediation project, which city officials hope to correct with a two-phase construction plan.
The first phase of the project will include surface cleaning and preparation of the cracks for repair. Phases two will include the repairs of the cracks.
Hollen said the cracks will be filled with pressure caulking or a grout substance, which will contain anti-rusting elements in case the remediation products come into contact with metal reinforcement bars in the structure.
Hollen said as of Jan. 5, four contractors had called about the project, which has a bid opening scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 1.
Work is expected to get under way sometime between Feb. 6 to 13 and be completed by March 28.