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La Salle plans to fix water main in Lafayette Street

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2014

Wednesday morning was cool but it was still 50 degrees warmer than last winter when the water main froze under Lafayette Street in La Salle. People in the 1200 block went from February 11 until March 24 without running water.

The city is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. City Engineer Brian Brown has drawn up plans to replace the water main and sanitary sewer between Kilmer and Lindberg Roads. If the city can receive $175,000 grant, he says they’ll extend the work a block further. 

The grant is through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. If the city receives it, $81,000 will still have to come out of the city’s General Fund.  Brown says the road will be torn up, the lines replaced and the new road completed by November.

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