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Improving stormwater flow through the City

By: City of Bondurant
Date Published: Monday, May 27, 2019

Residents of Bondurant:

Just to make everyone aware of some of the progress the City is making to improve stormwater flow through the city you will start to see some projects begin to take place.

  • This week you will see the start of the demolition of the bridge on 15th St. SW that was damaged during the flooding that occurred during the summer of 2018. This bridge was heavily embargoed for weight rating as well as very hydraulically undersized to allow water to flow down the creek. This is the first step in a larger project that the city is working on to create better connectivity on the Southwest side of town.

  • The city will be taking bids this week to straighten the creek channel at the old sewer lagoon site. When the sewer lagoons were constructed the creek was diverted around the site to be able to have adequate room for the sewer needs of the town at the time. Now that the city is directly connected to Des Moines’ WRA sewer system the creek can be restored to its original location and will allow water to travel more freely down the creek.

  • We have obtained the proper permitting from the Iowa DNR and the final design is near completion on the Second St. NW culvert. We hope to have this project bid in June with construction to begin sometime in July. We will share more on this project in the near future as we know more.

  • Lastly, final design and utility coordination details are nearing completion for a Storm Sewer trunk line that will improve stormwater flows in the Northeast corridor of town. We hope to bid this project this summer sometime with construction to begin this fall.

We will post regular updates to the cities’ website as these project progress. As always if there are any questions about these upcoming project please let us know.

Thank You,

John Horton

Public Works Director