City Council Approves Infrastructure Work

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Published on October 23 2013 10:14 pm
Last Updated on October 24 2013 2:41 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham City Council members Wednesday voted to approve three infrastructure projects with an eye toward the end of the construction season.

One project involves cleaning and televising sewer lines.  Director of Public Works Steve Miller said the lines are located in Tax Increment Financing District #1 in the area west of Henrietta Street.  The project is valued at $152,000.

Another project involves replacing manual filter valve actuators at the Water Treatment Plant on West Route 40 with electric actuators.  City officials say the switch will allow improved control of the filtration process.  The work is expected to cost about $52,000.

The third project is the result of finding cast iron watermain extending west to Henrietta Street along Edgar Avenue and Richland Avenue.  The project will involve replacing the cast iron watermain with PVC.  As a tradeoff to allow completion of the work, the City deleted new watermain along the alley between Third Street and Second Street.  City officials don't anticipate the use of the property along the alleyway will require new watermains.