Mayor Danny Bice

Contract is with Chicago Company
12:27 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Colchester to Check Water Mains

Mayor Danny Bice

Colchester will contract with a Chicago-based ADS Environmental Services to check its water mains for leaks. The service will cost $4,950.

The city has 22 miles of PVC water mains and another eight blocks of cast iron water mains.

Mayor Danny Bice says it is cheap insurance.

He says, “For what we're having to pay for water from the City of Macomb, I need to account for everything that we're using. You know, what we're purchasing versus what we're billing.”

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City Hopes to Get Grant Money Next Year
12:50 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Colchester Delays Water Main Repairs

Colchester will delay replacement of a troublesome water main until at least next year.

Part of the six-inch line is suspended beneath a bridge. Earlier this summer, it leaked from several sagging segments. The city spent $7,000 on temporary repairs.

Mayor Danny Bice says the city does not have any money for extensive repairs or replacement of the 120-foot long stretch. The city also did not qualify for any state or federal assistance on the project.

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Wants to Monitor Consumption
12:19 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Mayor Seeks Water Meter for Fire Department

Colchester Mayor Danny Bice would like to get a clearer picture of the city's water consumption.

One step he would like to take is to install a water meter at the Colchester Fire protection District building.

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Charge will help finance project
12:02 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge

Mayor Danny Bice

Colchester residents might soon see a new charge on their sewer bills. It could be just the first of several.

The city council has given first reading to proposed ordinance to add the $4 monthly fee. The city needs the money because the Illinois EPA is requiring the city to update its sewer and water treatment systems.

Mayor Danny Bice said the city has little choice but to raise more money. The city is looking for financing from federal and state agencies.

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