"Right now with the way the economy is, everybody's got their hand out," Owens said. "So we're looking every where we can."
The south end of the water project overlaps with the west end of the state's repaving project, meaning if the repaving goes forward as planned, construction for the water project might cause some of the newly paved road to be dug up again.
Miracle said he is attempting to find out from the transportation cabinet if the portion of repaving that overlaps can be put off until after the water project.
Withrow said Monday no word has come back to him yet on whether that will happen.
• House demolished: A burned-out house at 206 Lancaster Street was demolished last week as part of the city's plan to create a new downtown parking area.
In May, the city council approved a land-swap deal with First Southern National Bank, giving the bank a portion of the land known as the Creamery Property at the end of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in exchange for the 206 Lancaster Street property.
As part of the deal, First Southern agreed to reimburse the city the costs of demolishing, leveling and paving the land.
Miracle said he feels comfortable estimating the parking lot could be available for use in about 45 days. AG&E Engineering is currently drawing up specifications for the parking lot and the city is continuing to work with the county on a plan to combine the new parking lot with an existing parking lot owned by the county on the north side of the property.
• Sewer repaired: Miracle said when new street lights were put in several years ago, one of them was installed in such a way that it interfered with the sewage line coming from the building now occupied by Bluebird.
Now that Bluebird occupies the building, the interference was creating problems for the business, Miracle said. The sewer line was corrected last week and now the curb area is being replaced. A crew from Lincoln County ReadyMix was working on the site Friday.
• Storm drain replaced: About a block down from Bluebird, construction crews successfully replaced a stretch of storm drain running perpendicularly underneath Main Street in front of the city parking garage.
Miracle said the plan wasn't to replace the whole line, but once crews got down to the pipe, it was determined it would be better to do a complete replacement.
Crews also repaired an issue that was causing a sinkhole in front of the garage.
The state is paying for the cost of replacing the storm drain and fixing the sinkhole, Miracle said.
"Hopefully that's going to remedy our problems for at least a large percentage of our problems in that area with flooding and drainage," he said.