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Wayne Carl

The city of Galesburg is set to begin replacing lead water service lines at about 400 homes. The pipes which connect private residences to the city's water supply have been blamed for contaminating the drinking water in the past.

Getting Ready to Replace Lead Water Lines

May 8, 2017
T.J. Carson

Galesburg aldermen approved a contract with J.C. Dillon of Peoria for $1.7 million to do the first phase of a lead water service line replacement program. The work is scheduled to begin next month.

T.J. Carson

Galesburg has released more details about its plan to replace privately-owned lead water service lines.  City Engineer Wayne Carl said the city will start by replacing lines at 500 homes it deems the highest priority:

Galesburg Getting Ready for Road Projects

Jan 19, 2017
T.J. Carson

Construction of the East Main Street underpass is the biggest road project scheduled to begin in Galesburg this year.  But the city plans to tackle plenty of other projects too.

T.J. Carson

The plan was revealed during a two-hour session at the Kensington ballroom. People were able to view placards detailing the proposals, and the city wants residents to share their opinions on the ideas.

T.J. Carson

Federal regulators suggested the city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.  The U.S Environmental Protection Agency also urged the city to pay for testing of lead for all water customers who request it.

Galesburg Projects Funded with New Revenues

Mar 22, 2016
T.J. Carson

Infrastructure projects planned for this year in Galesburg share a common thread: they’re being funded with a new revenue source for the city.

Galesburg Underpass Project Delayed

Mar 13, 2015
City of Galesburg

City leaders announced that the East Main Street Underpass Project will now have a projected start date of January 2016.

It was originally scheduled to begin in August of this year.

City of Galesburg

The East Main Street underpass in Galesburg will contain many of the same aesthetic features as the recently completed overpass on West Main Street.