Lewis & Clark awards pipeline contract for Madison service line

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s Board of Directors this week awarded a more than 14-point-three-million dollar contract to Carstensen Contracting of Dell Rapids for sixteen miles of sixteen-inch diameter PVC pipe to construct the final segment of the 42-mile Madison service line. The substantial completion deadline is August of 2024.

Executive Director Troy Larson said that a previous contract awarded last month also for the same amount of pipe on another segment of the Madison service line was more – at just more than sixteen-and-a-half million dollars.  He said that since water pressure on the pipeline awarded this week will be lower, they were able to use pipe that has thinner walls than on the previous contract.  With that though, Larson said that the low bid was still close to two-million dollars more than what was included in the original budget as adjusted for inflation.

Later this year, contracts will be awarded for a one million gallon ground storage reservoir a few miles east of Madison and to add pumps at the Crooks pump station. These are the last two contracts needed in order to deliver water to Madison.  



May 27, 2022