Plainfield Village Board hears reports

During the Plainfield Village Board regular meeting held Oct. 6, board members heard reports about Davy Engineering, MSA Professional Services, and the Plainfield Fireman’s Jamboree. 

Mike Davy from Davy Engineering, La Crosse, introduced himself and his company to the board and discussed future plans for the water and sewer in the village. Davy Engineering was the original designer of the village’s water and sewer system in the 1970s.

After reviewing the most recent sanitary sewer survey from the Department of Natural Resources for the village, Davy informed the board the village is in good shape. He added that there were a few concerns, including upgrading some old mains, the possibility of upgrading the water tower, and adding additional staff to the water and sewer department. 

Davy recommended doing a preliminary engineering study of the water and sewer system in the future to figure out how the village should proceed with these steps. According to the survey and reports, the village’s nitrate levels have consistently been low and they leave no concern as of now.

Brad Stuczynski and Clem Stophanick from MSA Pro-fessional Services discussed funding opportunities that are available for the village if they decide to pursue any projects this year. There are currently two projects that have principal forgiveness and grant help to offset the cost of a major project, the WDNR Safe Drinking Water Fund Program and the WDNR Clean Water Fund Program.

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