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Current: Replacement of Water Mains and Fire Hydrants; New Water Mains are being tied into existing lines and Customer Service Lines are being connected to the new Water Mains


July 6th, 2016
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


Water Main Tie In

  • Brown Avenue and Eighth Street
  • Nebraska Avenue and Third Street


Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:

  • BROWN AVENUE south of Seventh Street – customers that have not been connected yet


June 29, 2016
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


  • BROWN AVENUE from Sixth Street to Seventh Street
  • BROWN AVENUE south of Sixth Street – customers that have not been connected yet

June 22, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of

  • BROWN AVENUE from Third Street to Sixth Street

June 15, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.
  • Construction updates will be made on the City’s website, the City’s Facebook page and door hangers will be hung at homes with anticipated water outages
  • BROWN AVENUE from Second Street to Fifth Street

 

June 1, 2016

CONSTUCTION UPDATE

  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.
  • BROWN AVENUE from Lexington Street to First Street

 

May 18, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Boring for a new Water Main. (No water will be shut off for this portion).
  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.
  • GARBER AVENUE from Second Street to Seventh Street
  • BROWN AVENUE from Brewster Street to Fourth Street

 

May 4, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Boring for a new Water Main. (No water will be shut off for this portion).
  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.
  • BROWN AVENUE from Eighth Street to Thirteenth Street
  • BROWN AVENUE from St. Clair Street to Campbell Street

 

April 20, 2016

CONSTUCTION UPDATE

  • Boring for a new Water Main. (No water will be shut off for this portion).
  • BROWN AVENUE from Sixth Street to Highway 6/34
  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • MINDEN AVENUE from Holland Street to Third Street
  • NEBRASKA AVENUE from Campbell Street to Palmer Street
  • BROWN AVENUE from St. Clair Street to Campbell Street
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.

 

March 28, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Projected construction performed by Rutjens beginning March 30, 2016:
  • Boring for a new Water main (No water will be shut off)
  • NEBRASKA AVENUE from First Street south to Holland Street
  • BROWN AVENUE from First Street north
  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • PALMER STREET from Brown Avenue to Colorado Avenue
  • COLORADO AVENUE from Palmer Street to Holland Street
  • MINDEN AVENUE from Holland Street to Third Street
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.

 

March 21, 2016

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • Projected construction performed by Rutjens beginning March 23, 2016:
  • Boring for a new Water main (No water will be shut off) on NEBRASKA AVENUE from Third Street south to Holland Street
  • Connecting individual water service lines to the new water mains in the areas of:
  • PALMER STREET from Brown Avenue to Colorado Avenue
  • COLORADO AVENUE from Palmer Street to Holland Street
  • MINDEN AVENUE from Holland Street to Third Street
  • Individual customer water lines will be shut off for a short time (30 mins to 2 hours) during the connection to the new water main throughout the upcoming weeks.  Periodic but limited water discoloration may occur during reconnects.

 

March 14, 2016

PALMER ST & WEBSTER ST WATER SHUT OFF

  • The water main on the 700 block of W. Palmer Street and 700 block of S. Webster Street will be shut-off Tuesday, March 14th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. OR Wednesday, March 15th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

March 11, 2016

LOGAN ST WATER SHUT OFF

  • The water main on LOGAN Street from Campbell Street south to St. Clair Street will be shut-off Monday, March 14th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. OR Tuesday, March 15th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

February 25, 2016

CONSTRUCTION TO RESUME

  • Water Project Construction will resume next week, Monday, February 29th. Customers will be notified via door hangers in advance of any water service disruptions.

 

November 2, 2015

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • New water main installed on Brown Avenue from St. Clair Street north to 1st Street, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on Palmer Street from Brown Avenue to Colorado Street turning north along Colorado and continuing to Holland, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on Minden Avenue from Holland Street to 3rd Street, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on 3rd Street from Minden Avenue to Brown Avenue, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on Nebraska Avenue from 3rd Street to 1st Street, no water flowing through.
  • Wet cut-in on existing 8” water main made at the intersection of Holland Street and Minden Avenue.
  • New fire hydrant installed at:
  • Brown Avenue and Campbell Street                    
  • Brown  Avenue and Lexington Street
  • Brown Avenue and Holland Street
  • Brown Avenue and Hawthorne Street
  • Brown Avenue and Palmer Street
  • Nebraska Avenue and Palmer Street
  • Colorado Avenue and Palmer Street  
  • Colorado Avenue and Campbell Street
  • Minden Avenue and Hawthorne
  • Minden Avenue and First Street
  • Brewster Street and Colorado Avenue
  • Minden Avenue and 2nd Street
  • Lexington Street and Colorado Avenue
  • Holland Street and Minden Avenue
  • 2nd Street and Nebraska Avenue
  • No water flowing to new hydrants.
  • Backfill of excavated areas is complete, final grading and seeding to follow

 

October 28, 2015

WATER SHUT-OFF

  • Residences that connect to the water main in the 400 and 500 blocks of East Holland Street will be without water this afternoon (Wed) due to Rutjens Construction tying the existing water main to the new water main located on Minden Avenue. We apologize for the inconvenience!

 

October 22, 2015

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

  • New water main installed on Brown Avenue from St. Clair Street north to 1st Street, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on Palmer Street from Brown Avenue to Colorado Street turning north along Colorado and continuing to Holland, no water flowing through.
  • New water main installed on Minden Avenue from Holland Street to 3rd Street, no water flowing through.
  • New fire hydrants installed at:
  • Brown Avenue and Campbell Street
  • Brown  Avenue and Lexington Street
  • Brown Avenue and Holland Street
  • Brown Avenue and Hawthorne Street
  • Brown Avenue and Palmer Street
  • Nebraska Avenue and Palmer Street
  • Colorado Avenue and Palmer Street
  • Colorado Avenue and Campbell Street
  • Minden Avenue and Hawthorne
  • Minden Avenue and First Street
  • No water flowing to new fire hydrants.
  • Backfill of excavated areas is complete, final grading and seeding to follow

 

September 28, 2015

WATER MAIN CONSTRUCTION

  • Rutjens Construction began installation of new water mains and fire hydrants on Monday, September 28th.  The project started at Brown Avenue and St. Clair Street moving north along Brown Avenue.  New Customer curb stops will also be installed.

 

September 21, 2015

WATER BOND ISSUED

  • At the September 21st City Council Meeting the $2,945,000 General Obligation Water Bonds were issued via approval of Ordinance No. 1207.

 

September 9, 2015

WATER BOND TO BE ISSUED

  • At the September 8th City Council Meeting, Mark Mumford of Ameritas, presented the bonding possibilities to the Council.  It was decided to proceed with issuing the bond.  Mr. Mumford will be back at the September 21st meeting to issue the bond and funds will be received in late October.

 

August 20, 2015

WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTION EXPECTED TO START SOON

  • Construction is expected to be starting this fall for improvements to the City's water distribution system.  The project will be completed by December of 2016.  Stay tuned for more details as the contractor, Rutjens Construction, finalizes their schedule.

 

July 20, 2015

WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACTOR

  • At the July 20, 2015 City Council meeting, the City Council selected Rutjens Construction out of Tilden, NE to complete the water system improvements.
  • The bid from Rutjens totaled $1,910,526.58.
  • A project timeline has not been established yet.

 

June 22, 2015

WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS BIDS

  • The water system improvements project has been put out for bid.  Bids will be opened July 16th.
  • Bid Information

 

May 15, 2015

PRELIMINARY MAPS OF PROJECT DESIGN

  • Olsson and Associates presented the preliminary designs for the water main improvements to the City Council on May 14, 2015.  The designs will be finalized within the next few weeks.
  • Map of Water Main Improvements
  • Map of Hydrants and Valves to be replaced

 

April 13, 2015

WTP IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEGUN

  • Industrial Process Technology, Inc. began construction of the needed improvements to the Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 13, 2015.  The process should be completed within 2-3 weeks.

 

February 17, 2015

BID SELECTION FOR WTP IMPROVEMENTS

  • The City received bids for the improvements to be done to the Water Treatment Plant from Philip Carkoski Construction & Trenching and Industrial Process Technology, Inc.
  • The City Council selected Industrial Process Technology, Inc. to complete the improvements for a total of $182,800.00.  Olsson Associates recommended IPT for two reasons: one, this company previously completed the Water Treatment Plant rehabilitation in 1999 therefore, having extensive knowledge of the plant; and two, their cost was quite close to OA's "estimated opinion of costs".

 

January 21, 2015

PHASE 1 IS STARTING!

  • The City Council approved the bid specifications for the Water Treatment Plant Improvements at the January 20, 2015 City Council Meeting.  Bids for the project will be received until February 12, 2015.  The Water Treatment Plant Improvements are the first project to be completed in Phase 1 of the water project.
  • The improvements consist of two parts.  Section "A" is the removal and replacement of several valves, installation of a differential pressure transmitter for backwashing, and sandblasting and painting of existing pipes.  The work under Section "B" is the removal and replacement of the filter media and the cleaning of the filter bed underdrain system.

 

 



November 19, 2014

NE DEPT OF REVENUE
  • The Nebraska Department of Revenue notified the City of Minden that all necessary information for the newly passed sales tax had been received.  The 1% sales tax increase will go into effect April 1, 2015 for a total of 7.5% sales tax in Minden.
  • The Nebraska Department of Revenue will not be notifying businesses of the sales tax increase.  A notice will be posted on their website revenue.nebraska.gov to notify the public of the effective date and tax rate change.

November 4, 2014
SALES TAX ON ELECTION BALLOT

September 2, 2014
PROPOSED WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PRESENTATION
  • Sept 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - Olsson and Associates will be presenting their proposed water system improvements at the second City Council meeting in September.  The City Council will decide on a course of action for improvements including main replacements, fire hydrant replacements, and valve replacements to improve fire flow protection and water aesthetics pending financing options.  Residents are encouraged to attend the regular City Council Meeting September 15, 2014 at 6pm at City Hall 325 N. Colorado.
  • October 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - The final public water meeting will be held at the Minden Opera House with Olsson and Associates presenting the  water improvement project as well as potential funding options.  The presentation will include maps of main replacements, fire hydrant replacements, and valve replacements.  The public is invited to learn more! Refreshments and beverages will be served.

August 18, 2014
UPDATED: Sales Tax to go to Voters in November
  • The Minden City Council rescinded Resolution 1622 on August 18, 2014 as this would not generate as much funding for the water improvements as originally projected.  After rescinding the resolution, the council passed Resolution 1623 with a proposal to increase the local sales and use tax by 1% for a total of 2% with at least 50% of the revenues to be used for public infrastructure projects including, without limitation, water system improvements within City Limits.
  • Resolution 1623 and Official Ballot
  • The first priority of the water system improvements will be to improve the fire flow protection followed by the water aesthetics.
  • A third and final Public Water Meeting will be held in the beginning of October where Olsson and Associates will present their recommended water improvements as well as funding options.

August 7, 2014
Sales Tax to go to Voters in November
  • The Minden City Council approved Resolution 1622 to submit a sales tax increase to voters on the November general election ballot on August 4, 2014.  The proposal for voters is to increase the local sales and use tax by 1% for a total of 2%.  The additional 1% sales tax will be used to fund public infrastructure projects including, without limitation, water system improvements and street system improvements within City Limits, and at least 1/8 of such portion of the rate greater than one and one-half percent shall be imposed for the purpose of the interlocal agreement with the Minden Rural Fire Department.
  • The City of Minden's first priority will be water system improvements to improve the City's fire flow protection and the water aesthetics.  The exact improvements are yet to be determined.  The engineering firm of Olsson and Associates will be presenting their recommendations in September for water system improvements based on the water system study that was recently conducted.  The City Council will then decide on a plan of action to make these improvements.
  • Resolution 1622 and Official Ballot

August 1, 2014

  • Thank you to the residents who attended the July 31st public meeting.  Olsson and Associates gave a great presentation on the study findings and speculated on several recommendations.  City Administrator, Matthew Cederburg, noted that the City's biggest priority would be to provide adequate fire flow protection to residents and businesses which will most likely be done by replacing the 4" mains throughout town.  New mains will also assist in curing the aesthetic problems.  The handout below includes a map of the main sizes throughout town.
  • July 31st Public Meeting Presentation Handout

July 24, 2014

  • PUBLIC MEETING - WATER SYSTEM STUDY
    • Thursday, July 31st, 2014 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Minden Opera House, 322 E 5th, Minden, NE 68959

The public is encouraged to attend a public meeting with the City’s Engineer’s on the Water System Study Project to discuss the results of the water system modeling, evaluation of the water treatment plant, evaluation of the water distribution system, results of the sampling of wells north of town and the results of the feedback that was obtained from the 1st public meeting.   A discussion will also include funding options, as the City is currently planning to fund these infrastructure upgrades with a 1.0% sales tax increase.  A formal presentation is planned at 6:15 pm. 

July 15, 2014
  • Olsson's is working on modeling some different alternatives for water main improvements to meet the required flow demands.
    • More fire flow testing will be required in the NE section of town as the model isn't calibrating in that area.
  • The water treatment plant evaluation will be done July 16th.  Prior to this water samples were taken of the iron and manganese levels at the end of the treatment process over a two week period in June.
  • Several potential irrigation wells have been identified with sampling to be done in middle to late July to determine the water quality of the wells.  The sampling results will determine if the water quality north of town could be a new potential well source.
  • The 2nd public water meeting has been set for July 31st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Minden Opera House.  The public will be informed of:
    • Results of the water system modeling
    • Evaluation of the water treatment plant
    • Evaluation of the water distribution system
    • Results of the well samples
    • Feedback results from the 1st public meeting.

June 17, 2014
  • The computer simulated water system model has identified deficient fire flow areas and is being analyzed to determine what main sizes are required and in what locations to meet the required fire flow.
  • The first round of water testing at the water treatment plant and water distribution system was completed in May.
    • The water treatment plant tests indicated that it is performing well in removing iron and manganese.
    • The distribution system results indicated that the iron and manganese levels were higher than the levels leaving the plant which is a sign that the iron and manganese deposits in the mains are being eroded by the water causing the levels to increase.
    • Additional water treatment plant testing will be completed in June to be followed by the plant evaluation.
    • A second round of water testing at the water treatment plant and distribution system will be completed in late July to see how levels change with increased water usage.

May 5, 2014
  • The computer simulated water system model has been calibrated so it matches the water volume and pressure throughout town based on the fire hydrant flow testing done last fall.  Next, the water model will be put through fire flow simulations.  Each area of town has a fire water demand which will be tested against the mains ability to provide that amount of water.  If the demands cannot be met, then possible improvements will be identified.
  • The population projection for the next 20 years and the water demand has been completed.  Will the current system be able to meet the demands for the next 20 years?  If not, then suggested improvements will be determined.
  • All public input forms have been noted on the water system map based on location.
  • Water samples were taken on May 2nd from the water treatment plant, wells, and throughout town checking iron & manganese levels.  This will determine the iron & manganese levels in the water after treatment, before pumping to town, and after moving through mains in town.

April 23, 2014

April 4, 2014
  • The Public Input Form is available for the April 10th meeting.  Residents can complete the form to provide input on our water system for our engineers.  Click Here for the Public Input Form.

March 18, 2014
  • PUBLIC MEETING - WATER SYSTEM STUDY
    • Thursday, April 10th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Minden Opera House, 322 E 5th, Minden, NE 68959

The public is invited to participate in a public meeting for the Minden water system study.  A formal presentation is planned at 6:15 p.m. The intent of the City of Minden’s water study is to evaluate all portions of the water system from the wells to the water treatment plant to the water storage reservoirs to the distribution system (source to tap).

The primary components of the study are:

  • Project future population growth and future water system demands
  • Model the existing water distribution system
  • Evaluate the water system’s ability to provide fire flow requirements and future water service demands
  • Evaluate the water system’s wells, water treatment plant, and water storage reservoirs.
  • Develop a list of improvements to alleviate any system deficiencies
  • Prioritize improvements based upon cost and benefit
  • Summarize findings and recommendations into a final report

One of the first steps in the water system study is a public information meeting, which is intended to both inform the public of the purpose of the study and also to obtain information from the public on any issues that are being experienced in the water distribution system. Representatives from the City of Minden and Olsson Associates, the consultant hired to conduct the study, will discuss the project, answer questions and receive feedback. 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public meeting so that as much feedback as possible can be obtained on the water system. This feedback will be used in the analysis of the water system.

Those unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide feedback on the study can obtain a public input form from City Hall.

Future public meetings are planned at the end of the data acquisition/modeling phase of the project and at the completion of the water system study. The study is planned to be completed in September 2014.

Feb 17, 2014
  • The City Council and Mayor approved the agreement provided by Olsson and Associates for the Water System and Improvements Study.  Mr. Baxter of Olsson's was present to answer any questions.  He also noted that an approximate timeline of the study will be available in March and a public meeting will be held in April.

Jan 23, 2014
  • The City Council and Mayor chose Olsson and Associates to conduct Minden's Water System and Improvements Study based on the Selection Committee's Recommendation.  The Study will take 3-6 months to complete.  After extensive testing and observations, a recommendation will be provided to the City of Minden as to how to best improve the water.


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