Waterway Improvements on Wildcat Creek

Waterway Improvements on Wildcat Creek

The City of Greenfield recently struggled with storm events flooding Wildcat Creek to the point of frequent over-topping, structure flooding, and bank erosion. Learn how the experts at R/M helped improve and stabilize Wildcat Creek.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Water and Wastewater Facilities

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Water and Wastewater Facilities

When designed correctly, water and wastewater facility infrastructure can last for decades. The planning and modeling of this infrastructure greatly affects daily operation and maintenance, water quality, community development and growth, and the ability for a community to meet changing regulations. Learn why strong water and wastewater infrastructure facility plans are key to setting up the future successes of these community resources.

R/M Celebrates Opening of New Green Bay Office

R/M Celebrates Opening of New Green Bay Office

We’re very excited to announce the opening of our new Fox Valley branch office in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our team celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week Monday with the help of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Attendees included Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Wisconsin State Representative David Steffen (4th Assembly District).

8 Ways R/M Can Help with Flooding

8 Ways R/M Can Help with Flooding

Much of the Midwest is experiencing a significant amount of rain this Fall, and the potential for flooding in your community may be high. If your staff is carrying a heavy workload, R/M available to assist. Learn how R/M can function as an extension of your team to help during periods with significant rain events.

WDNR Launches Statewide Initiative to Mitigate PFAS in Drinking Water

WDNR Launches Statewide Initiative to Mitigate PFAS in Drinking Water

The WDNR has launched a statewide initiative to mitigate per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our drinking water. Learn why there’s increasing concern over PFAS in the environment, the possible human health effects caused by PFAS exposure, and how potential new state regulations may impact your municipal wastewater treatment facility.

WisDOT Announces $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement Grant

WisDOT Announces $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement Grant

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has announced a new $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant. Learn how this one-time, reimbursement grant opportunity can help your community cover up to 90% of your transportation project costs.

Safeguard Your Wastewater Facilities with a Permanent Standby Generator

Safeguard Your Wastewater Facilities with a Permanent Standby Generator

When a powerful storm wreaks havoc across your community, the last thing City workers need to be concerned about is running out into the storm to haul a generator across town to ensure a wastewater lift station is functioning properly. Learn how the design of standby generators and their enclosure can safeguard your wastewater facilities.

When Should You Pursue a Wetland Delineation?

When Should You Pursue a Wetland Delineation?

If you’re planning a development project, state and federal regulations require you to know the current boundaries of wetlands on your property in order to avoid and/or minimize wetland loss. Failure to comply with these guidelines can cause lengthy and expensive project delays due to unexpected permit requirements. Our environmental experts have put together a few important FAQ’s on wetland assessments and delineations to help you keep your project moving smoothly.

Endangered Resources and WDNR Requirements

Endangered Resources and WDNR Requirements

Any project that has the potential to disturb wetlands, waterways, woodlands, or other resources that may impact endangered resources should undergo an Endangered Resources Review. Learn about WDNR requirements and the steps your team can take to maintain compliance and avoid costly project delays.

Preparing for Extreme Weather: How You Can Protect Your Community

Preparing for Extreme Weather: How You Can Protect Your Community

The state of Wisconsin has experienced a record-breaking amount of precipitation over the last decade, resulting in billions of dollars in flood damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure. Fortunately, there are resources available and steps you can take to prepare for increasingly severe weather and minimize your municipality’s risk of flood damage.

Water Quality Trades: Working Together to Improve the Rock River

Water Quality Trades: Working Together to Improve the Rock River

R/M recently partnered with the City of Columbus to coordinate a water quality trade with Nasco, a neighboring industrial point source located within the Rock River Basin. Keep reading to learn how our team helped Nasco and the City protect the Rock River and comply with their permit limits.

Upcoming Grant Funding for Your Community

Upcoming Grant Funding for Your Community

The state of Wisconsin’s recent record-breaking precipitation has left many communities struggling to repair significant storm damage. Fortunately, there are a variety of grants available to help ease your municipality’s financial burden. As budget season begins, consider these upcoming grant opportunities.

Benefits of Roundabouts

Benefits of Roundabouts

In the right situation, roundabouts can have major advantages over a traditional stop sign or signal-controlled intersection. Keep reading to learn how the use of roundabouts can result in an increase in driver safety, a more efficient traffic flow, a more aesthetically pleasing intersection, lower construction and maintenance costs, and a positive environmental impact.

Tips for Structuring Your Contract Documents to Limit Delays

Tips for Structuring Your Contract Documents to Limit Delays

Project delays happen, but when it comes to completing municipal projects on budget, time is money. Some delays are unavoidable and beyond the project owner’s control, however, sound planning, budgeting for contingencies, timely decision making, and comprehensive contract documents can minimize the frequency and severity of project delays. Keep reading to learn more.

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. Expands Environmental Services Team

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. Expands Environmental Services Team

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) is excited to announce the expansion of its Environmental Services Team with the hiring of key project team members. Each team member will work side-by-side with clients to manage and overcome environmental project constraints in a collaborative and creative manner.

Village of Slinger Awarded for Investment in Community Infrastructure

Village of Slinger Awarded for Investment in Community Infrastructure

On June 17th, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M), a local civil engineering firm, presented the Village of Slinger with the Investment in Infrastructure Achievement Award, a distinction given to communities that put forth exceptional effort to better the lives of their residents through improvements in infrastructure.

A Guide to Municipal Tree Pruning and Planting

A Guide to Municipal Tree Pruning and Planting

In order to keep your community’s trees healthy and structurally sound, it’s important to follow proper pruning and planting protocols. Here are a few of our best tips to help you keep your trees thriving all summer long.

Storm Water Utilities Likely to Fall Outside Tax Levy Limits Soon

Storm Water Utilities Likely to Fall Outside Tax Levy Limits Soon

Municipalities may soon be allowed to create storm water utilities without storm water fees counting against their tax levy limits. Pending legislation would declassify storm water management as a covered service, meaning that any new or increased storm water fees would no longer require an offsetting levy deduction. Municipalities that would like to take advantage of the change should prepare themselves to create storm water utilities as soon as possible.

Is a Wheel Tax the Right Option for Your Community?

Is a Wheel Tax the Right Option for Your Community?

Municipalities are constantly looking for ways to fund improvements in local infrastructure. Wheel taxes have been around for more than 50 years, but not many Wisconsin municipalities currently take advantage of them. Could a wheel tax be the right funding option for your community?

Preparing for the 2020 Democratic National Convention: Our Best Tips

Preparing for the 2020 Democratic National Convention: Our Best Tips

In July of 2020, roughly 50,000 people will flood Milwaukee and its surrounding communities for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Whether your municipality is adjacent to the City of Milwaukee or 60 miles away, the DNC will likely have an impact on your residents and businesses. In order to make the most out of this opportunity, preparation for an event of this scale needs to start now. Here are our best tips to help your community thrive during the DNC.