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Pump rehab pays off in Ironwood



Ironwood — Repairs on one of the city’s wells have resulted in increased water pumping capacity, city manager Scott Erickson told the city commission on Monday.

The well that was rehabilitated by Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling, of Iron Mountain, is pumping an additional 40 gallons per minute, Erickson said.

The city commission had awarded a bid for rehabilitation of well 201 at the wellfields in Ironwood Township to Kleiman for $27,170.

Utilities director Bob Tervonen previously told city commissioners the city’s plans call for rehabilitation of another well next year.

On another matter, Erickson told commissioners the annual spring clean-up day has been scheduled for city residents Saturday, May 7, at the Ayer Street lot site from 8 to 11 a.m. More information will be made available as the date approaches.

No date has been set for the Make A Difference Day in the city, which is an annual trash collection effort. Erickson said only a handful of volunteers showed up for last year’s Make A Difference effort, which begins at Depot Park and branches out across the city.

The city manager also noted there are 11 blight demolition projects ahead, to be tackled by Angelo Luppino, Inc., of Iron Belt, Wis., and Snow Country Contractors. The demolition of 29 eyesore structures was funded under a state Hardest Hit grant to the city.

The city began tearing down eyesores before receiving the grant as part of its blight fight.


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