Coon Rapids to replace city sewer lift station

The Coon Rapids City Council has gone out for bids to replace one its sanitary sewer lift stations.

As part of its sanitary sewer capital improvement program, the city reconstructs one sewer lift station each year. On the docket for 2014 is Lift Station No. 9, located at 10739 Mississippi Blvd.

This lift station services in the southwest portion of Coon Rapids along Mississippi Boulevard, according to Tim Himmer, public works director.

“The lift station is at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced,” Himmer said.

The Coon Rapids City Council March 18 approved plans and specifications prepared by SEH Inc., the consulting engineering firm retained by the city for the project.

Bids and a contract award will be considered by the council at its May 6 meeting with work scheduled to begin in early summer for completion in late fall, Himmer said.

The project will include construction of a new submersible lift station and valve vault; removal of the existing lift station; construction of sanitary sewer force main and gravity sewer; temporary sanitary sewer conveyance; reconstruct bituminous road, concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway aprons; provide electrical service to new lift station; provide lift station controls and communications equipment; erosion control including the use of a siltation fence, inlet protection and association equipment; and turf restoration.

The estimated construction cost of $450,000 and the SEH fee of $64,800 will be paid for from the city’s sanitary sewer utility fund, which derives its revenues from the quarterly utility bill payments from Coon Rapids property owners.