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Plum City's Main Street undergoing drastic changes

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PLUM CITY - Ever since late July, life has been a little different in Plum City.

That's because the Village's Main Street is being torn up so a new main sewer system can be installed.

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The old one was put in in 1945 and needed changing.

"It was rotting pretty fast the last couple of years," said Village President Doug Watkins

as he listed for example, cracked pipes and the ground water getting into the sanitary and sewer lines.

Therefore, the Village Board started looking into fundraising options last March to cover the $1.8 million cost. They received a key assist along the way thanks to state grant money.

McCabe Construction out of Eau Claire began construction on July 23, the day after the Village's Sesquicentennial celebration and is scheduled to finish Nov. 2.

For more read the Oct. 3 print version of the Herald.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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