|RRWCD announces pipeline tour March 9|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Construction of the Republican River Water Conservation District Compact Compliance Pipeline continues to move forward even during the wintery conditions. Work on the 12-mile pipeline began in early September 2011. To date, the project is approximately 65-70 percent completed.
GEI Consultants designed the project. Garney Construction, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is the general contractor building the pipeline. Several companies from the basin are doing work as sub-contractors.
The Republican River Water Conservation District is offering a tour of the pipeline project for the public Friday, March 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the district meeting room located at 410 Main Street in Wray. Due to safety concerns, there will be a limited number of participants allowed to attend the tour.
A tour is scheduled for March 9 of the Republican River Water Conservation District Compact Compliance Pipeline.
Garney Construction will be installing 36-inch ductile-iron transmission pipe during the tour. Sessions Construction of Wray will be installing pvc pipe connecting the collection lines in the well field.
Most of the work is completed at the outfall structure which is located at the south end of the pipeline. A channel has been excavated from the outfall structure to allow the water released from the pipeline to flow into the north fork of the Republican River. Several other sub-contractors will be working in various areas of the pipeline.
Anyone interested in attending the tour must contact the district office at 970-332-3552. The district is limiting the number of participants for the tour and will offer additional tour dates if there is enough interest expressed from the public.
For questions concerning the pipeline or the tour, contact the district office at 970-332-3552.
Holyoke Enterprise February 23, 2012