PLEASANT PRAIRIE – More than 60,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines need to be thoroughly cleaned early next year.
The Village Board unanimously placed an order for $ 2,316,931 on Monday with Visu-Sewer, Inc., Pewaukee, to complete the plumbing duct lining project in 2021. Four bids were received, the highest of which was $ 3,551,740.20.
Visu-Sewer expects work to begin in early January and be completed by the end of 2021, according to Public Works Director John Steinbrink Jr., who added that the company has had a positive working experience with the village.
The project is funded from the sanitation sewer capital improvement budget, and the process has been used successfully by the village for the past eight years, Steinbrink said.
“There are several areas in the village that have an old clay sewer that is heavily infiltrated,” he said. “This means that the groundwater comes out through the cracks in these pipes, in which the connections were previously tight. Now they are worn out.
“The village has to treat all water that goes through the city of Kenosha into the sewer. We pay for all the water that enters through the sewer. That is why it is very important that we keep all water outside. “
The relining method is preferred, Steinbrink said, as it doesn’t require extensive road reconstruction.