CAREY — Carey administration opened bids this afternoon for reconstruction of the village’s wastewater treatment plant, and the three bids received exceeded the engineer’s estimate.

The project estimate is $9 million, as determined by Jones and Henry, the Toledo-based engineer handling plant design.

The lowest bid received was $11.4 million from Kirk Brothers Construction, Alvada. Peterson Construction Co., Wapakoneta, bid $11.5 million, and Mosser Construction, Fremont, bid more than $12.89 million.

State law allows an acceptable bid to be no more than 10 percent above the project estimate.

The bids will be reviewed by Jones and Henry personnel over the coming weeks. A recommendation will be made by the March 4 council meeting.