Duck Creek Wastewater Project
In April of 2021 Kane County Water Conservancy District (KCWCD) partnered with Precision Excavating Contractors and Sunrise Engineering to start “rolling iron, and digging” in to the Duck Creek Wastewater Project. (quote from April board meeting minutes) Though the installation just started, this project has been years in the making, starting with a planning study:
The contractors started “the most difficult part of the project, right in the middle of the village. There is a lot of track hoe work digging through many feet of solid lava rock and bedding pipe 15-16 feet deep in the ground.” (quote from May 2021 board meeting minutes)
Below is a video of blasting through some of that rock. (video credit: Ben Stang)
In a recent board meeting, held on June 10, 2021, it was reported that they have laid about 1300 feet of the 12-inch mainline and just under 500 feet of the 8-inch mainline. Laying that pipe has required approximately 522 cubic yards of rock to be excavated.