Mayor Danny Bice en Colchester to Check Water Mains <p>Colchester will contract with a Chicago-based ADS Environmental Services to check its water mains for leaks. The service will cost $4,950.<br><br>The city has 22 miles of PVC water mains and another eight blocks of cast iron water mains.<br><br>Mayor Danny Bice says it is cheap insurance.<br><br>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.”<br> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:27:33 +0000 James Lenz 21170 at Colchester to Check Water Mains Colchester Delays Water Main Repairs <p>Colchester will delay replacement of a troublesome water main until at least next year.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:50:28 +0000 James Lenz 20834 at Colchester Delays Water Main Repairs Mayor Seeks Water Meter for Fire Department <p>Colchester Mayor Danny Bice would like to get a clearer picture of the city&#39;s water consumption.<br /><br />One step he would like to take is to install a water meter at the Colchester Fire protection District building.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;We&#39;re just putting in there so we&#39;ll have data so we can put it on every month, you know. We&#39;re not charging for it. But it&#39;s just something so we can account for the water that we&#39;re buying.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:19:02 +0000 James Lenz 19313 at Mayor Seeks Water Meter for Fire Department Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge <p>Colchester residents might soon see a new charge on their sewer bills. It could be just the first of several.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:02:31 +0000 James Lenz 12923 at Colchester Considers Adding Sewer Surcharge