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September 2014


Pewaukee Council awards hydrant bid

The City of Pewaukee has unanimously awarded the Glenwood Lane water hydrant replacement project to Willkomm Excavating and Grading, Inc. of Union Grove for $62,503.

Earlier this year, public works employees encountered a broken fire hydrant and leaking valves in the Springdale subdivision. The hydrants are old, created in the late 1970s, and the valves are not holding properly. Bad soil combined with sediment in the water has eroded the valves’ seals.

“The valves fail to hold. They’re deteriorating. And when you close the valves, they don’t solidly hold off the water so when we go in there to valve off certain sections, we have leaks within the system,” Weigel added.

An abandoned hydrant and nearby valves will have to be replaced. And while they’re not replacing the whole subdivision’s hydrants, they are fixing six of them.

This will directly affect about twenty households and the bid is set up so a team of contractors can fix all of the hydrants at once, through one twelve hour window. 

The needed replacements were discovered during an emergency repair, so it was not originally included in the City’s budget. 

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