Ward I Drainage
Current Status (July 21, 2017)WBK Engineering has been proceeding on final engineering construction documents and the City anticipates them being completed in early August. Once plans have been finalized they will be broken into phases for construction, funding and bidding purposes. Currently it is anticipated that the most downstream section of storm sewer would be completed first, which includes Kirk Road and Giese Road. This phase will also include some watermain improvements too. Construction is pending budget approval.
The City has hired WBK Engineering to complete Phase II final engineering plans for the entire study area. Final plans are anticipated in June 2017.
The consultant, WBK, will have survey crews in the vicinity collecting data necessary to complete the plans starting the 2nd week in February. They may be in your yard locating utility structures and/or your house foundation elevation. This information is vital to their design. Any questions can be addressed to Andrea Podraza.
The purpose of this project is to analyze the existing storm sewer system and improve the system that is tributary to the upstream box culverts south of Giese Road on Kirk Road. These improvements will aim to provide adequate pipe capacity per today’s design standards that will reduce and eliminate water back up while increasing the ability of the water to flow through the storm system.
They City has hired WBK Engineering to complete a study of the area, propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns and make a presentation to the Committee of the Whole with all their findings and recommendations. The presentation was August 23rd at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Ward I Final Presentation
Ward I Final Report
During the June 2016 rain event the area bounded by Pine street to the north, Raddant Road to the west, Giese to the south, and Kirk to the east experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. The City would like to determine the cause of these back-ups and will evaluate the current storm sewer system.
WBK will be providing findings of their drainage analysis and suggest proposed improvements during their presentation. The improvements can vary from simply changing out the frame of a storm structure to replacing existing pipes with larger diameter pipes or adding additional parallel pipes to convey additional flow from storm runoff. Once the scope of work is determined the City can better prepare for any disturbance in the streets and residents property to install the storm sewer.
Please see the map for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.