In August of 2017, City Development Advisor John Meyer told the Maynard City Council that work for the Maynard Sanitary Sewer Line Project was 52 percent complete.

In August of 2017, City Development Advisor John Meyer told the Maynard City Council that work for the Maynard Sanitary Sewer Line Project was 52 percent complete. At the City Council meeting on Aug. 13, Meyer returned with an engineer from Lightowler Johnson Associates, Inc., by the name of Steve DeWald, who was hired as the project’s engineer. By fall, the project is expected to be finished.

According to Meyer, there are just a few small things to wrap up before the city can say the project is complete. Tasks that remain to be finished include random scopes of new pipe work, filling in seeding on yards affected by construction, and cleaning the lift station at the wastewater plant.

The tasks will be finished and the project will be concluded by the end of September.

The city has been working to bring the town of Maynard new sewer lines since 2015 when a study was conducted on the lines, which found old clay tile lines dating back to the 1950s. The Maynard Waste Water Plant was first built in the 50s, and the old lines were discovered to be cracked and full of holes, allowing groundwater to seep in.

In April of 2017, Reiner Contracting of Hutchinson began replacing sewer lines throughout the city.

In other business, the council received the annual Sanitary Survey Report for Maynard’s public water system, which showed that the public water system is in compliance with state standards. The report included an account of the system’s water source, the facilities, equipment, operation, maintenance, and monitoring compliance in order to evaluate the adequacy of the facilities for distributing safe drinking water.

The inspection was completed by the MN Dept. of Health, in addition to Maynard’s Public Works Director Steve Miller.

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