Collinsville to begin construction on $20 million water treatment plant


The new plant was designed by Hurt-Rosche Engineers Inc. of Hillsboro and will be constructed by Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. of Highland.   File photo

The city of Collinsville will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant at 9535 Collinsville Road. 

The new plant will be replacing the original plant built in 1958. 

The building cost $20 million to construct and was financed through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s State Revolving Program. The financing was approved in February 2014 and will be paid for by a rate increase. Collinsville announced that the water rates will remain the same in 2017.

“The city of Collinsville is committed to investing proactively in its public utilities and infrastructure systems while being responsible stewards to the environment,” according to a news release. “The new water treatment facility has been designed to efficiently produce safe, clean high quality drinking water for the next several decades in a manner that accommodates both the current demand and the future growth of the city.”

The new plant was designed by Hurt-Rosche Engineers Inc. of Hillsboro and constructed by Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. of Highland. Construction is expected to be completed by Summer 2019.

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