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Last city public works construction project of 2012 nears completion

Stormwater retention pond to help city comply with EPA regulations

Dec. 8, 2012
Two pieces of heavy machinery work on digging out a stormwater retention pond Friday at the corner of 16th Street and Two Mile Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids.
Two pieces of heavy machinery work on digging out a stormwater retention pond Friday at the corner of 16th Street and Two Mile Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids.
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With less than four weeks before the end of the year, crews are working to finish the last city public works construction project of 2012.

Although it might come as a surprise to some, the stormwater retention pond, at the corner of 16th Street and Two Mile Avenue, is part of the city's continuing efforts to comply with federal standards designed to help protect the environment.

"They're nearing the end of the excavation part of it, and they've started pouring the line part of it," said Joe Eichsteadt, the city's design engineer. "If the weather stays good, we expect to finish before the end of the ...

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