- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - The Fort Dodge City Council has hired a new construction company to take over a sewer project after firing a Minnesota company that was involved in a series of mishaps.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (https://bit.ly/2beVYlJ ) the council voted Monday to hire Wicks Construction, of Decorah, to take over the project from Carstensen Contracting, of Pipestone, Minnesota. Last month, the council ordered Carstensen off the job after numerous problems, including breaking four gas lines, breaking three water service lines, leaving sandbags in a manhole and causing two sewage backups, knocking down an overhead electrical line and cutting a phone line.

The city will pay Wicks $3.2 million to complete work on the project, which will increase the capacity of sewers and eliminate backups in much of southern Fort Dodge.

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Information from: The Messenger, https://www.messengernews.net



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