Hiawatha groundwater and stormwater pumping update

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is currently seeking proposals for engineering and design consulting services for alternatives analysis and conceptual design services for the Hiawatha Golf Course Assessment Area of Pumping of Groundwater and Stormwater Project. 

The consultant will determine a range of pumping alternatives for the Hiawatha Golf Course area with the intent of defining and providing conceptual design, cost estimate, and proposed final design schedule for implementation of a preferred direction in July 2017.

Proposals are due on February 7, and the MPRB and City of Minneapolis intend to have a contract in place by mid-March.

Additionally, a nearby resident noticed water pooling on the golf course and notified Park Board staff. It was determined that the pumps had malfunctioned and stopped pumping the morning of Friday, Jan. 27. The problem was repaired and the pumps were restarted.