The City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, wanted to provide amenities to attract development to the City, while shielding current residents from the cost of new development. Ruekert & Mielke recommended impact fees to fund park facilities and prepared an impact fee study. Sheboygan implemented its first impact fees to fund $760,000 of capital costs for the park and recreation trail.
When constructed in 1974, the 250,000 gallon elevated tank for the City of Pewaukee was adequate for serving the small customer base. Planning for a larger tank began in 1999, but was delayed for a number of reasons, one of which was finding a suitable site. Finally in December 2015, the City of Pewaukee awarded the contract to construct a 750,000 gallon tank. By then the original tank, which had not been re-coated for years because of lead in the paint, was looking pretty shabby.
The Village of Somers has been recently experiencing rapid growth and expansion, and lies just north of the City of Kenosha, on the extended periphery of the Chicagoland area. New development has triggered the need for additional infrastructure as well as consideration of the adequacy of the existing infrastructure. The Village wanted to identify and account for their upcoming capital improvement needs, and brought in Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) to facilitate this process.
Allen Road in the City of Oconomowoc was a rural cross section street in poor condition with drainage problems, encroaching wetlands, safety, and capacity issues.
Windrush was a significant residential development proposed for the northeast part of Hartland. A portion of the Windrush site is at a higher elevation, requiring boosting in order to provide the homes with satisfactory water pressure. Additional developable land adjacent to Windrush also required pressure boosting if served by Village utilities. A plan for the future service area was needed.
The major components of this upgrade included: a new clarifier with related RAS pumps, conversion of existing chlorination/dechlorination facilities to ultraviolet disinfection facilities, addition of phosphorus removal equipment, replacement of all aeration basin aerator equipment including drive units, shafts, and discs, and construction of a new headworks building, which included screening and washer/compactor equipment, grit removal, and new influent sewage pumps.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) was selected as the design fi rm for the Thermo-Fisher (Thermo) Site Improvements project located on the south side of Fitchburg, WI. The site redevelopment included two new parking lots (13,000 S.F. and 11,000 S.F.), a delivery truck staging area, a new 1,500 L.F. truck access drive, resurfacing of the existing facility loop road, and a modular block retaining wall within the 20–acre Thermo-Fisher campus.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) provided SCADA System PLC programming for both the wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities for the City of Waupun, WI. R/M developed the controls and operator interface for the systems. R/M also provided startup technical services for the SCADA system as well as the plant process equipment and instrumentation.
The upgrade to the SCADA system that controls these facilities changed the communication method from telephone lines to a spread spectrum radio system. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) were implemented at each site as the core of the SCADA monitoring system.
The City of Oconomowoc reconstruction of 2,500 lineal feet of Allen Road. Wetlands and several culverts directing runoff to the Oconomowoc River were adjacent to the project site. Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) incorporated a grasslined swale behind the curb and gutter system to allow for treatment and infiltration of the runoff prior to reaching the wetlands and conveyance systems leading to the Oconomowoc River.
The Village of Dousman recently constructed a storm water biofiltration device as part of the Main Street Reconstruction Project. Due to the elevation differences between the gravity storm sewer and the proposed biofiltration treatment area, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) and the Village developed a unique design to intercept and treat smaller storm events.
Glendale Drive in the City of New Berlin was a rural cross section street with insufficient drainage that often flooded in a five to ten year storm. The design solution included upgrading the road from a rural to urban section, but also handling a large amount of storm water flow that entered the project site from three distinct points.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) was selected as part of the design team for the new orthopedic hospital facility for the UW Hospital and Clinics located on the east side of Madison in The American Center.The project site is 41.50 acres in size and includes a 494,000 square foot building, central utility plant, loading dock, and parking ramp. The site also has approximately 1,100 parking stalls.
R/M provided planning, design, and construction engineering services for the aeration system upgrade. Through this project, the aeration blowers were replaced, the underground air piping was replaced with above-ground piping with continuously welded joints, and the aeration basin diffusers were replaced with a more efficient type.
The Village of Dousman desired to update the area along Main Street to revitalize the downtown and positively influence the business climate. The aging and failing pavement and underground infrastructure pushed the Village into moving forward with this project.
The City of Kenosha has an aged storm sewer system with multiple improvements. However, they had no way to quantify those improvements as part of their MS4 Permit. Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) was retained to perform a comprehensive City-wide storm water study for both water quantity and water quality. Additionally, R/M is providing the analysis in conjunction with a GIS interface.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) supervised the reconstruction of portions of South Street, Third Street and South Main Street in the City of Oconomowoc. The project involved rehabilitation of the sanitary sewers and water mains, as well as a complete reconstruction of the urban crosssection streets, including storm sewer, curb and gutter, decorative street lighting, and brick paved terraces and cross walks.
The Racine Water Utility needed to increase water rates to meet increasing operation and maintenance costs, depreciation, and property tax equivalent payments. Ruekert & Mielke applied to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and prepared a water rate study, supported by the PSC. Submitting its own rate study allowed Racine more control over the new water rate agreements, allowing it to increase revenue by $1.5 million, while keeping water rates competitive, and reducing fees to the City of Racine for water utilized for fire protection.
The City of Hudson and Village of North Hudson share their water and sanitary sewer systems. The Village and City own different parts of both systems. Bogged down with unclear and outdated intermunicipal agreements, they needed a way to resolve questions over the funding, repair, and operation of the water and sanitary sewer systems.
The City of Franklin, Wisconsin, had a $13 million-dollar goal to supply new growth to parks and trails through 2030. Ruekert & Mielke prepared an impact fee study for Franklin including: updating service-level standards, development, and capital cost forecasts. The revised impact fees will allow Franklin to acquire and develop 252 acres of new parks, and five miles of new trails.