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Grass Clippings

Grass clippings contain phosphorus,

the nutrient that turns our lakes and rivers green with algae. Excess nutrients entering storm drains can even increase toxic algal blooms. For a healthy lawn and cleaner waters this summer, follow these tips:

Village of Combined Locks - Grass Clippings
Village of Combined Locks – Grass Clippings
  • Mow often – Taller grass has deeper roots that prevent soil loss and help rain soak in. Cut no more than 1/3 the length of the grass each time you mow.
  • Don’t bag – Leave clippings on your lawn to keep soil moist and return nutrients over time, use clippings as garden mulch, or compost them instead.
  • Sweep it up – If clippings get in the street or on sidewalks, sweep them back onto your lawn so they don’t get washed into storm drains when it rains.

Visit RenewOurWaters.org for more tips!

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HOVMSD – Behind the scenes

HOVMSD – Behind the scenes

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District - Interceptor Rehabilitation project
Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District – Interceptor Rehabilitation project

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District knows that it can seem like forever for a big project like the Interceptor Rehabilitation to get off the ground. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes to ensure that everything goes smoothly for the communities we serve.

Rest assured, we’re hard at work finalizing details with Visu-Sewer and are excited to share more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, find the latest at https://hvmsd.org.

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Interceptor Rehabilitation Project : Impact along the river

Could the Interceptor Rehabilitation Project impact property owners along the river?

Most of the project work will take place on the Fox River itself, and work on the river will likely begin next Spring. For any stretch of shoreline that is impacted by project work, Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District will ensure that it is restored to its previous condition.

Heart of the Valley Interceptor Rehabilitation Project
Heart of the Valley Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

Visit https://hvmsd.org to learn all about the project. If you would like to share a comment about the project, please email interceptor.feedback@HVMSD.org.

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The Water Dept needs your help

The Water department for the Village of Combined Locks needs your help.

The Wisconsin DNR and Public Service Commission (PSC) are requiring all municipal water systems to complete a system wide inventory of all water services. You can help by self-reporting the service information for your residence.
The items that we need to record include:

  • Meter serial number
  • Water line material and size entering the house
  • Water line material throughout the house
  • Whether there is a water softener or filter system in the house

Fill out the survey. View additional information

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HOVMSD: Bids are in

Bids are in for the Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. Bids were opened in late July and a formal recommendation will be considered at the August 8 Commission meeting. Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District looks forward to sharing more details about the project soon.

August - first post - HOVMSD update

Visit https://hvmsd.org to learn more

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HOVMSD Project Update

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District. 

HOVMSD Project Update: Interceptor System Rehabilitation / Timeline

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HOVMSD FAQ: Interceptor System Rehabilitation

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Interceptor System Rehabilitation

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Light Those Lights & 100th Anniversary

Light Those Lights & 100th Anniversary of the Volunteer Fire Department

Two Great events combined for one great weekend.
Light those Lights and the 100th Anniversary of the Volunteer Fire Department in the Village of Combined Locks.

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Interceptor Rehabilitation Project: Purpose

Interceptor Rehabilitation Project: Purpose

The Interceptor Rehabilitation Project will protect the integrity and extend the usable life of a 5.5-mile section of concrete pipe that conveys wastewater to the Heart of the Valley Metro Sewerage District from residents and businesses in Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Combined Locks and the Darboy Sanitary District.

Watch for updates and learn more about the project at https://hvmsd.org/interceptor-rehabilitation-project/

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Heart of the Valley MSD: ‘Fix it and Forget it’

Heart of the Valley MSD: ‘Fix it and Forget it’

While “Fix It and Forget It” doesn’t always apply to wastewater, it does when it comes to the Heart of the Valley MSD’s upcoming Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. Project partners are working behind the scenes towards a successful start to the project so that those of us who flush don’t have to worry.

Heart of the Valley MSD - Fix it and Forget it
Heart of the Valley MSD – Fix it and Forget it

If you want to learn more, information about the project is available at  https://hvmsd.org/interceptor-rehabilitation-project/. We’ll be sharing even more information as work draws near.