Klemme lagoon project nears completion

KLEMME – The $1.4 million Wastewater Treatment Facility project at Klemme is near completion. Drew Sweers, engineer with Veenstra & Kimm, updated the city council on July 1.

Sweers said the project is essentially complete, with seeding and other closing activities taking place at the lagoon site. Sweers reviewed the completion schedule.

The council viewed photos of the work that was done in June.

The project was to have been completed by May 31, but council granted the contractor an extension to June 30 due to weather issues this spring.

Ken Weiland, public works director, reported that he has been spending most of his days at the lagoon site assisting with the completion work.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources did an inspection on June 18.

The council approved payment of $203,721.20 to Cole Excavating in connection to the project.

 “We are all happy to see this project nearing completion,” Mayor Ken Blank said in a later comment.  “By chance, Klemme was one of the first cities required by the DNR to meet these new wastewater discharge requirements.”

Read the complete story in the July 10 Leader.