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Water Systems, Rate Increase, Banking Suggestions Taken Up At June 6 BPW Meeting

Properly functioning water and sewer systems and a newly instituted rate structure were discussed when the Holden Board of Public Works met Tuesday, June 6.

Taking up old business, Water Superintendent, Tony Lerda, began with an update on the City’s water system.

Lerda said everything was working fine. He stated that chemical costs had increased due to addressing taste and odor and then mentioned the increased number of utility locates due to Capital Electric requests. He ended by saying a clay valve is in the budget to replace this year. He added the valve had been ordered, but it may not arrive within this year.

Moving on to the sewer system, Lerda said all was going well. He noted the trunk line by the Holden Industrial Park had been put in and the line on the back side of the park towards 14th Street will be next. He noted the next project will be less in expenses because the materials have already been purchased and the depth of the line is between 5-7 feet instead of the 15-foot depth the existing trunk line at the park.

Moving on to wastewater capital improvement actions, Lerda stated he has been working with the engineer and Johnson County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, Tracy Bratner, as well as a company for…

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