The Board of Directors on April 28 awarded a $16,541,369 contract to Halme Construction of Lake Norden, SD to construct 16 miles of 16-inch diameter pipe that is part of the Madison service line. This segment starts just west of Crooks and heads north. The substantial completion deadline is October 2023. Due to skyrocketing inflation, this contract was $4M more than what was included in the original budget when the project was authorized as adjusted for inflation.