New irrigation system for Dave Anderson complex

The Dave Anderson Athletic Complex in Elk River will get a new irrigation system this fall.

Elk River City Council members accepted a $81,750 bid from Great Northern Landscapes on Monday night. The council gave the city parks department permission to seek bids two weeks ago. The city received bids from three contractors.

According to city documents, the irrigation system at Dave Anderson is over 30 years old. City parks staff recently told council members the system does not function properly any more.

Work on the replacement system is supposed to start in October and end by December, city documents said.