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2021 Lead Service Line Replacement Project
Updates on Current Stoughton Utilities Construction Projects
Friday, September 24, 2021
Update for the Week of September 27, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on South Fourth Street, East Jefferson Street, South Seventh Street, and South Division Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the Dunkirk Road, Eight Street, Moline Street, and South Harrison Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Update for the Week of September 13, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on Oak Street, Garfield Street, Lowell Street, and West Broadway Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the East Milwaukee Street, Summit Avenue, West Randolph Street, and South Page Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Update for the Week of September 6, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on West South Street, South Monroe Street, and Oak Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the Oak Street, South Prairie Street, Garfield Street, South Page Street, and Lowell Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Update for the Week of August 23, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on West Main Street, West Jefferson Street, South Madison Street, South Prairie Street, and South Page Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the West South Street, South Prairie Street, South Madison Street, Garfield Street, and South Page Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Update for the Week of August 16, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on South Monroe Street, West Jefferson Street, Madison Street, Prairie Street, and Roy Avenue.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the West Jefferson Street, Johnson Street, East Main Street, North Page Street, Brickson Street, and West Washington Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Update for the Week of August 9, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on Prairie Street, West Main Street, West Washington Street, and North Madison Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the West Jefferson Street, West South Street, and South Harrison Street neighborhoods.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Updated for the Week of August 2, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on South Van Buren Street, West Main Street, Hamilton Street, and Madison Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the South Prairie Street, West Washington Street, and West Main Street neighborhoods.
 
Friday, July 16, 2021
Update for the Week of July 19, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on Page Street, Jackson St, North Monroe Street, and Johnson Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the Clyde Street, Hamilton Street, West Main Street, and North Monroe Street neighborhoods.
 
Friday, July 09, 2021
Update for the Week of July 12, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on West Mckinley Street, Page Street, West Washington Street, Manilla Street, and Forton Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the North Lynn Street, Ridge Street, East Main Street, McKinley Street, Jackson Street, North Monroe Street, and East Washington Street neighborhoods.
 
Friday, June 25, 2021
Update for the Week of June 28, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work in the E Main St and Lynn St (N and S) neighborhoods, then moving West of the railroad tracks to the N Forrest St, North St, Division St (N and S), and S Fourth St neighborhoods. Crews will also pick up the homes remaining in the already completed neighborhoods as property owners reach out to be placed on the schedule.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will be completed in the above mentioned neighborhoods, with the contractor then moving on to E Washington St, S Fifth St, and Forton St. Properties in these neighborhoods will be contacted in the upcoming week to set the schedule for future weeks.
 
Monday, June 21, 2021
Update for the Week of June 21, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work at homes on Lynn Street, Hillside Avenue, Church Street, Ridge Street, Giles Street, East Main Street, and Park Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the East Main Street, South Fifth Street, North Street, North Forrest Street, North Division Street, and East Washington Street neighborhoods.
 
Friday, June 11, 2021
Update for the Week of June 14, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work on East South Street and East Main Street, as well as at homes on South Lynn Street and Hill Street.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the East Main Street, Lynn Street, Park Street, and Hillside Avenue neighborhoods. Following completion of these areas, the contractor's replacement crews will continue their work through the area of the city east of the railroad tracks and south of Main Street before moving north of Main Street towards the hospital and Skaalen Home.
 
Friday, June 04, 2021
Update for the Week of June 7, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week, the contractor plans to focus work on East South Street and Moline Street, as well as at homes on Academy Street, Garden Avenue, Hill Street, and Maple Court.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the East South Street, East Main Street, and Lynn Street neighborhoods. Following completion of these areas, the contractor's replacement crews will continue their work through the area of the city east of the railroad tracks and south of Main Street.
 
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Update for the Week of May 31, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

No work will occur on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. During the remainder of the week, the contractor plans to focus work in the Academy, Garden, East, Hill, and Moline Street neighborhoods.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the East South Street and Moline Street neighborhoods. Following completion of that area, the contractor's replacement crews will continue their work through the area of the city east of the railroad tracks and south of Main Street.
 
Monday, May 24, 2021
Update for the Week of May 24, 2021
Lead service line (LSL) replacements continue this week, and will continue through the end of 2021. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

During the week of May 24, the contractor plans to focus work in the Academy, Clay, and Hill Street neighborhoods.

In the upcoming weeks, replacement work will continue in the Academy Street area. Following completion of that area, the contractor's replacement crews will continue their work through the area of the city east of the railroad tracks and south of Main Street.
 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Lead Service Line Replacements Have Begun
Construction efforts related to the citywide lead service line (LSL) replacement projects have begun, with the first few replacements being scheduled to occur late this week. Construction efforts are being completed by our contractor, Five Star Energy Services.

Between now and December 2021, the contractor will be replacing LSLs at over 700 properties throughout the city. The contractor has been provided with a list of properties served by a LSL, and will be working from the information provided to them by Stoughton Utilities.

If a property owner has already returned the authorization form provided to them by Stoughton Utilities earlier in 2021, no further action is needed by the property owner until they are contacted by Five Star Energy Services.
 
Monday, May 17, 2021
Lead Service Line Replacement Scheduling Information
Construction scheduling for individual properties will be handled by Five Star Energy Services. Prior to the end of the year, they will be reaching out to individual homeowners to schedule replacements. The contractor has until December 2021 to complete all LSL replacements, so individual property owners may not be contacted until later in the summer, fall, or early winter.

The contractor will be reaching out to property owners with lead service lines to schedule replacement. Contact will be made by Five Star Energy personnel in person, or by leaving a door hanger at the property. Click here to view a sample door hanger.

At this time, scheduling timelines for individual properties are not available. As the project moves to different neighborhoods, property owners within that neighborhood will be contacted to set a replacement schedule. It is important to realize that property owners may see work going on elsewhere throughout the city, but their home may not be within the immediate project area for that week or upcoming weeks.

LSL replacements through the week will be scheduled based on the property owner's response to the contractor. Following replacement, the contractor will return to complete lawn, terrace, sidewalk, curb, and street restoration.

Elsewhere in the city's older and historic neighborhoods, the contractor is televising sanitary sewer laterals by accessing them from the sanitary sewer manholes in the street. The contractor is also conducting pothole excavations in the streets and terraces throughout the city. These crews are separate from the replacement crew, and their presence does not necessarily indicate that replacement will soon occur at those addresses they have televised or potholed.
 
Friday, February 05, 2021
Project Information
Stoughton Utilities 2021 Systemwide Lead Replacement Program
Stoughton Utilities has worked with the Stoughton Utilities Committee and the Stoughton City Council to enact a new ordinance that declares lead service lines as a public nuisance and mandates the replacement of all public and privately-owned lead service lines.

We are working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in an effort to obtain grant funding to replace all lead service lines in 2021. Stoughton Utilities has applied for grant funding and are awaiting the announcement of funding recipients. We are optimistic that Stoughton will be included in the grant award, allowing us to replace all private lead service lines in the city at no cost to individual homeowners.
What is Stoughton Utilities Doing Today
In preparation for our 2021 Systemwide Lead Replacement Program, Stoughton Utilities administrative staff is working with our engineering consultants to prepare a public bid to select a contractor to complete the project. We anticipate that the contractor will be chosen in March, with construction efforts to begin shortly after. Our goal is to replace 100% of lead service lines in the city prior to December 31, 2021.

Water technicians are currently going door-to-door in older neighborhoods with homes constructed prior to 1960 to gather an accurate inventory of homes currently served by lead service lines. Service line verification requires our technician to access the property's basement where the service line enters the home where they will perform a visual inspection to determine the service line material.

Verifications are conducted daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and typically take under 10 minutes. Technicians will place a door hanger on your front door at least one day prior to our first attempted visit. Verification will typically take 10 minutes or less. Following the verification, the technician will inform you of the water service line material. If the technician finds a lead service line, they will provide the homeowner with information about our next steps, and the paperwork that will allow us to proceed with replacement as part of our citywide program.

All utility staff will carry a SU photo identification card and travel in vehicles marked with the SU logo.

Stoughton Utilities views the elimination of lead from the public water supply as a community priority, and our efforts to do so persist during the COVID-19 pandemic, with added precautions taken for your safety and the safety of our employees. We take the threat of COVID-19 very seriously, and our technicians will wear a face covering when entering your home and observe social distancing guidelines. While our technicians are completing verifications inside of your home, we ask that you please follow all CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing.
What's Next in 2021?
Homeowners that have private lead service lines will be notified during our door-to-door verification process. They will be contacted by the construction contractor in the upcoming months to schedule the replacement, which will require modifications to the plubming inside the property's basement.

All residents of the city may be impacted by the project as roads are temporarily narrowed or closed during the work day while the new service lines are connected to the water main under the street. We do not predict any overnight road closures or long-term detours. Roads will be kept open whenever traffic can travel safely without being impacted by street excavation and without creating unsafe conditions for work crews.

This page will be regularly updated with project updates and information about our progress towards completion. We look forward to having a 100% lead-free drinking water system by the end of 2021!