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Water Main Improvement Project 2020-1

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**This page will be updated with information as the project progresses.**


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*Letter sent to residents/property owners 5/22/2020. 

To: Residents/Property Owners on Division Avenue between 4th St. S. and 1st St. N.
From: Chad Comes, City Engineer
Date: May 22, 2020
Subject: Water Main Improvement Project 2020-1 – Pre-construction Letter 

I am writing this letter to provide information on the above referenced project which is planned for construction adjacent to your property.  The construction is scheduled to commence on or about the week of June 1 through June 8.  Halme Inc. is the City’s contractor and their contact information is provided below.

The project will involve replacement of the existing surfacing and water mains, and minor sidewalk replacements.  As part of city contract, new water service lines will be install in the public right of way approximately up to the curb stop water shutoff valve underground but will not include a new curb stop water shutoff valve.

Halme will be allowed to fully close the roadway during daytime construction; however, limited access will be provided at the end of each day during construction.  Center Street and 1st Street N. will be open during construction except when contractor is working in those vicinities.

For the properties south of Center Street, there will most likely be temporary water service provided to your home at some point during the project which typically involves connecting to the hose connection on the outside of you house.  Water will most likely be provided to you for normal use by a connection to the hose connection on the outside of your house.  The Contractor will be stopping by your house to coordinate for this process.  The Contractor will need to enter your property and will have to shut off the water to your house near your water meter.  

The City of Madison will maintain a location on the City website where information related to the project will be available for weekly updates. This can be found at 

Garbage service will remain unchanged for those that have alley access.  Residents without alleys will be required to bring carts to the nearest open intersection for collection.  Recycling will be collected at the same locations as garbage until the street is reopened, curb to curb.  For questions or clarification about garbage or recycling please contact the public works office at 256-7515.

Contractor:  Halme Inc.        
Brian Halme (605) 881-3929
19524 443rd Avenue                
Bryant, SD  57221

In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or City Engineering Technician Dan Whitlock at (605) 427-1979 or email him at

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