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    the water main replacement program in the amount of 705 353 75 They started in May of this year and are finishing up with the punch list items at this time Phase I included installing approximately 3 250 lineal feet of 8 inch PVC water main on 36th Avenue from 75th to 79th Streets on 76th Street form 36th to 34th Avenues and on 77th Street from 36th to 34th Avenues Additionally approximately 1 050 lineal feet of 12 inch PVC water main was installed on 89th Street from 39th Avenue to 35th Avenue Overall the project went extremely well despite minor complications with storm sewer conflicts and service reconnections Also during construction there were main breaks on the existing 12 inch main along 89th Street and on the existing 6 inch main on 36th Avenue These breaks served as proof positive that the existing water main was in need of replacement P hase II of the water main replacement program was bid on July 19th of this year and was awarded to A W Oakes on August 7th in the amount of 645 215 00 It is anticipated that construction will begin by the end of August Water Main

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    with the Sample Preparation Lab the lab having the least impact on day to day operations and ending with the Solids Analysis Lab the largest and most heavily used lab E ach phase begins with asbestos removal as the glue holding up the backsplashes and the liners for the ventilation hoods contain small quantities of asbestos This is followed by disconnection of the existing plumbing and electrical fixtures and then complete removal of the metal casework Once the casework is out of the way rough ins for the plumbing mechanical and electrical systems are inspected for integrity and operability and minor repairs and adjustments are made as required Finally the new wood casework is installed along with new plumbing and electrical fixtures Additionally each of the laboratory spaces receives a fresh coat of paint This includes painting the yellow colored glazed block as some employees so lovingly refer to it T he laboratory renovation project is scheduled to be completed in September Inc confidently gave the thumbs up signal indicating to the crane operator to take her up Within seconds the large mass of steel resembling a flying saucer began to rise slowly from the ground E mployees and the

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    of water Water is the primary ingredient in many of the consumer products that we ourselves have come to enjoy and rely upon In this way tap water provides critical support to our economy L astly let s not take for granted the improved quality of life that we gain from a readily available source of tap water In the United States an average household uses as much as 100 gallons per person per day Only 3 5 percent of this amount of water is consumed as drinking water We should all learn to be a little more appreciative of our water infrastructure Facts Taken from Opflow Magazine I t always amazes me to think that many Americans will pay as much as 1 50 for a 20 oz bottle of water and think nothing of it yet they will oppose even the smallest increase in water rates charged by their local water utility to maintain critical infrastructure This is even more amazing when you consider that for the same 1 50 they could fill that 20 oz water bottle with tap water once a day for more than 13 years I n the United States we are very fortunate

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    of the bill C hanges that have been made to the back side of the bill include the new sewerage service rates and information describing how the new storm water fee is calculated Additionally a new payment location Uptown Pantry has been added For more information pertaining to the Water Utility customers can check us out on the web using the link www kenoshawater org shown on the back side of the bill For many of us change is not an easy thing but the changes shown above are intended to provide as much useful information as possible to our valued Water Utility customers Front Side of Bill Back Side of Bill A t first glance you might not notice much of a difference but when water bills begin arriving in January of next year they will have a slightly different look to them These changes are due in large part to the new storm water fee that is being collected by the Water Utility on behalf of the new Storm Water Utility The Storm Water Utility was created by the City of Kenosha as a means of complying with the more stringent State and Federal requirements for discharging storm

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    would be the most economical in the long run This would have required the complete removal of the equipment inside the truck leaving only an empty cargo box and then new equipment would have to be shoehorned into the space available After several iterations of trying to fit the new modern equipment into a limited amount of space and not really being satisfied with the results Airies the manufacturer of the TV truck informed the Utility that a demonstrator version was available for purchase The Utility was able to trade in the old truck and purchase the new demonstrator truck and stay within the amount of money allotted in the budget T he new truck is equipped with a tractor camera This allows the Utility to inspect sanitary sewers without first having to clean them In the past the flusher truck had to be utilized to push a cable through the sewer which would then pull the camera back through the pipe Now the camera is simply lowered into a manhole and sent on its way This not only frees up the flusher truck for other uses but is a lot faster than the old method T he camera system is installed inside a 16 foot cargo box mounted on a 2006 Ford E 450 gas powered chassis The system includes a zoom pan tilt camera 6 wheel transporter tractor and software with MPEG capability The camera features 360 degree continuous rotation 10X optical zoom auto focus and a super bright LED illumination system The tractor is also equipped with 1 000 feet of coaxial cable to send back the television signal T he computer system includes a 3 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor 120 GB hard drive 120 GB external hard drive wireless keyboard and mouse and three monitors

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