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Another step forward for HOVMSD project

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August 23, 2023

KAUKAUNA – The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (HOVMSD) Interceptor Rehabilitation Project continues to move forward, with a contract awarded for the project. 

Two bids were received, and after careful review, the commission awarded a contract to Visu-Sewer, Inc. (Visu) of Pewaukee –  the apparent low, most responsive bidder, coming in at almost $18.15 million.

Visu’s proposed preliminary schedule will rehabilitate most of the system in 2024, with scheduled completion in 2025.

“We’re pleased to move this essential project forward,” Brian Helminger, HOVMSD district director, said. “We look forward to working with Visu-Sewer to rehabilitate this critical piece of infrastructure. The investment will protect the system for years to come.”

During a video inspection, surface corrosion was discovered in a 5.5-mile concrete pipe that carries wastewater from nearly 60,000 residents to the HOVMSD treatment plant located in Kaukauna along the Fox River. 

The pipe was originally installed in 1977. 

By addressing the corrosion of the pipe now, the district will avoid a more costly repair or replacement at a later date and will prolong the useful life of the pipe by an estimated 50 years.

HOVMSD is planning community outreach efforts in the areas directly affected by the project. “Our goal is to share as much information as possible so residents are prepared and know what is happening and when,” Helminger said. 

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