Sewer Separation

Leak Discovered April 19
10:13 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Terrain Delays Keokuk Sewer Repairs

Soap Creek flows into the Mississippi River near the South Side Boat Club.

Keokuk says the location of a sewer leak slowed repairs, allowing more pollution into nearby waterways.

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Contract Awarded for Sewer Project
5:08 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Main Street Keokuk Seeks Facade Money

Downtown Keokuk

The city of Keokuk will help a local organization working to improve the appearance of the downtown district.

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Late Fees Still Accruing for Manholes
8:27 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Public Hearing Set for Keokuk Sewer

Keokuk City Council

Keokuk is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar sewer project.

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Track Sewer Needs and Repairs
9:58 am
Sun January 13, 2013

Keokuk Could Upgrade Technology

Keokuk City Council

A new computer program could help Keokuk track some expensive infrastructure.

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Deadline for Completion Approaching
11:21 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Keokuk Trying to Finish Sewer Work

Keokuk City Council

Keokuk wants to finish some sewer work within the next few weeks.

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Keokuk Could Seek Bids Soon
8:12 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Grand Avenue Reconstruction More Likely

It appears Keokuk is ready to move ahead with a large-scale street reconstruction project.

Several years ago, the city borrowed about $3-million to rebuild Grand Avenue, from 4th Street to Rand Park.

The bids came in much higher than that, though, so the city had to repay the loan, with interest, and put the project on the shelf.

Talk of rebuilding Grand Avenue has resurfaced in recent weeks, culminating in last night’s Keokuk City Council workshop.

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Adm. Capt. Hinton New Police Chief
9:02 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Keokuk Increases Sewer Rates

Keokuk residents and businesses will pay more for sewer services as the city council has finalized a vote to increase the monthly rate effective August 1.

The commercial rate will increase by 3% while the residential rate will go up 5%.

Mayor Tom Marion says the commercial rate increase is smaller because Keokuk wants to remain competitive for businesses and industries.

The city says the minimum monthly charge for a residence will now be $24.25.

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Gravel in Place for Two Years
9:05 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Keokuk Looking to Replace Roads

The Keokuk City Council must decide how to pay for street reconstruction around Wells-Carey Elementary.

The Keokuk City Council must decide how the city should pay for some highly-anticipated street work.

Keokuk replaced some sewer lines around Wells-Carey Elementary about two years ago.

The project required crews to tear up several streets to do the work.

Keokuk did not immediately replace them, though, because the sewer needed time to settle.  Gravel was added for the time being, but that has led to plenty of complaints from residents about dust.

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