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Quincy City Council approves first step to finish wastewater repairs

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Quincy city council approved a first reading on what it hopes will be the final payment of the wastewater treatment repairs.  

Aldermen voted in favor of spending an extra $200,000 for additional repairs.  Overall, the total cost to clean up after severe storms flooded the basement was close to one million dollars.  Director David Kent said it was some of the worst damage he's seen in his close to 40 years working for the city.

"I was very surprised. I've managed the water treatment plant and have been the director for almost 4 decades and I've went through several floods and I've never seen this type of damage that had occurred to this facility before," Kent said. 

Kent said there will be additional work to move the pipes higher so flooding would be less of an issue.  Those designs are set to come in the next couple weeks.

Also, the city council voted to eliminate street side parking on the corner of 6th and Jersey because it was causing blind spots for motorists.  Aldermen also voted to make it illegal to park within a foot of any driveway.

 


 

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