planned 2023 capital improvement projects

These are the Capital Improvement Planned for 2023.  The estimated cost for 2023 is estimated to be around $19,000,000.


Shop, Lab and Office Improvements Project

This project will start in early summer of 2023.  The project was bid out and awarded to Woodruff Construction from Spencer, Iowa.  The bid price is $14,938,769.00. The project will take between 18 to 24 months.  The project will removed the 1950's trickling filter tank/dome to make room for a new shop, wash bay and cold storage area.  The project is also building a new office space for staff, new conference room and will renovate the current office for a new laboratory, to replace the lab that was build in the late 1970's/early 1980's.

Francis Site Hafer Point Improvement Project

During inspection in 2022, the Sanitary District staff found a sewer pipe that was cracked and settled in the Francis Sites area.  The issue was found about 10 feet outside of a end manhole.  Replaced about 275 feet of 8-inch pipe with new C900 pipe and two manholes.  There were six private sewer lines that were reconnected as part of this project.  Landscaping that was installed over the sewer easement without permission of the Sanitary District Trustees had to be removed.  The landscaping that meet with the requirements of the easement for this area was allowed to be installed at the cost of the property owners.   BD Construction Service LLC from Spencer, Iowa awarded the bid.  The bid price was $330,814.00.

Lift Station Improvements Project

The study from 2022 will continue on in to 2023.  The final work will determine the improvements to each of the lift station and the wastewater force mains.

South Center Core Design

The South Center Core Project is schedule to be started in 2024.  This project will look to install a new sewer line next to the existing sewer line from the wastewater treatment plant, north through Hunter Hills, Fairways At Emerald Hills South, Emerald Hill Golf Course and Emerald Pines Subdivision.  The rough estimated price of this project is $19,000,000.


Orleans Lift Station Design

The Orleans Lift Station that is located on the south end of Big Spirit Lake is the first lift station that will get improvements for the Spirit Lake Improvements project.  This lift station will go from a two pump to a three pump VFD lift station.  The lift station design will be similar to that design for the Hayward Bay lift station that was built in 2021.  This lift station takes wastewater from about the north 2/3's of the City of Spirit Lake, all the wastewater from the Spirit Lake grade south to the Spillway on the west side of Big Spirit Lake, and from the south about 125th Street south to the Spillway on the east side of Big Spirit Lake.

This will include the replacement of the Orleans Lift Station Force Main.