In a joint project for the town of Pioche, Lincoln County Telephone Systems (LCTS) and Pioche Public Utilities (PPU), have been working

Pioche Public Utilities and Lincoln County Telephone crews have almost finished work on the new conduit project. (Rachel Williford photo)

In a joint project for the town of Pioche, Lincoln County Telephone Systems (LCTS) and Pioche Public Utilities (PPU), have been working since this spring to fix and install new sewer and water pipes as well as lay new  conduit for future projects.

Nathan Adams, manager of PPU, said their crew, along with crews of LCTS and Nevada Division of Forestry honor camp workers, have laid 1,900 feet of sewer pipe, 3,000 feet of water pipe, and have opened up 11,378 feet of ditch for conduits.

Adams said, “The LCTS crews have been working right along side us, and the NDF crews have been a huge help. They’re a good asset to have.”

Newark and McCannon Streets were closed over the last couple weeks for the repairs, McCannon being cut off past the last resident’s house.

Adams said, “We appreciate the people working with us and bearing with us through the work.”

Resident on Newark Street, Mildred Fredell, said, “They’ve been very considerate.”

Along with the town sewer work, PPU workers are still tackling weeds as well as preparation work needed for the water tank project.