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Water System Improvement Project Notice

Construction of Water System Improvements to the City of Auburn water system were financed by the Public Water Supply Loan State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Phase 1 of the project includes the replacement of failing cast iron water mains, new water services along the water main routes, new valves and fire hydrants and a new remote read water and gas meter reading system. The Phase 1 project will start construction in the Fall 2020 and be completed by Summer of 2021.

The Phase 2 project will include continued replacement of failing cast iron water mains along Route 104, new valves and hydrants, new services along the water main route, a back up connection to the Otter Lake Water Commission and improved system controls.  The Phase 2 project is expected to begin construction in the Summer of 2021 and be completed by the Spring of 2022.

Once complete, the project will improve water quality, reduce water main breaks and the potential for contamination, improve efficiency of meter reading and customer service, improve fire flows, and supply redundancy for all customers.

SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.