Lewis & Clark Rural Water System has awarded its latest segment of pipeline to Carstensen Contracting, Inc.

Lewis & Clark Rural Water System has awarded its latest segment of pipeline to CCI out of Pipestone, MN. The Minnesota TWP Segment 2 will begin just across the Iowa/Minnesota border near the town of Hills and wind its way north to the City of Luverne. With nearly 13 miles of slip joint 24” steel and 5.5 miles of 14” PVC, this project will require significant machinery and manhours to complete. Several special requirements and obstacles will ensure an interesting and challenging project. In order to ensure the longevity of the pipeline system, Banner Engineering of South Dakota has incorporated several cathodic protection measures as well as pipeline coatings and strict quality control standards to be met. The possible presence of the Topeka Shiner, an endangered species of minnow found in area streams, will require control measures to be in place as well as altered staging to minimize the impact of construction upon their habitat. Finally, several areas of this project will cut through possible wet areas along the Rock River and other areas will require trench boxes to minimize trench width. CCI will work with several area subcontractors brought in to assist on the bores and material procurement of this $16.5 million project scheduled to be completed late in 2015.