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Major water main replacement project approved

Replacement will take two construction seasons to finish

TAMPICO – Residents will see a flurry of activity in a few weeks as a major project to replace a large portion of Tampico’s water mains begins.

The entire project will cost about $2.56 million, said Matt Hansen, who is overseeing the project for Willett, Hofmann & Associates. It will be funded through a USDA Rural Development grant for $1 million and water and sewer revenue bonds the village vouncil will issue to make up the balance.

Equipment from contractor Miller Trucking and Excavating of Silvis should be rolling into this town of 800 as soon as the weather permits.

“Construction could start as soon as early to mid-April and will be completed in May or June 2020,” Hansen said. “We’re hoping to get the underground work done by the end of this year. So it will be busy there from April through the end of this year.”

This will be a major construction area covering the northwest portion of town and affect 136 customers.

“We’ll be replacing about 12,800 feet of water main and put in new water service lines from the new main to the (village) property line,” Hansen said.

Streets affected are Benton, Kimball, Market, Fourth, Washington, Lincoln, Joy and Main.

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