The City of West Frankfort is borrowing up to one million dollars for a new water line.
City Commissioners voted unanimously to take out the loan at their meeting Tuesday night.
Construction on the new water main for West Frankfort’s Main Street will begin next summer. It’s the only line in town that was not replaced in the early 1990s, and officials estimate it is about 100 years old.
Installing the new line will be challenging, as some water meters actually sit inside buildings that have been expanded around them.
City Commissioner Ed Blades says the 20-year, low-interest loan from the Illinois EPA will not result in surcharges on resident’s water bills.
Leigh Caldwell reporting.