Lewis and Clark awards $5.2 million pipeline contract for Magnolia-Luverne connection

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s board of directors awarded a $5,257,710 contract to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone for the 6½-mile segment of 24-inch steel pipe between Luverne and Magnolia.

Magnolia is a connection point for both Rock County Rural Water District (RCRWD) and Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System (LPRWS).

Construction is expected to begin this spring and be concluded by this fall.

When completed, it will be the second of two connection points for RCRWD and the first of two connection points for LPRWS.

“We were very pleased with the bid results,” said Executive Director Troy Larson.

“The low bid was 30 percent less than what was budgeted, so that is a savings of $1.55 million.”



Lewis & Clark is currently serving water to 12 of its 20 member cities and rural water systems.  Luverne is anticipated to begin receiving water sometime in January, which will bring the number of connected members to 13.

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