City of Monmouth Receives Funding for EPA Lead Service Line Mandates


As part of an EPA mandate, the City of Monmouth is conducting lead survey lines to identify homes in Monmouth that currently have lead service lines and Mayor Rod Davies explains the city has received funds to replace those lines:

“We got $960,000 from Congressman Sorensen that he is going to take to the Appropriations Committee to get funded and then we also are to receive $1 million a year for five years from the Illinois State Revolving Loan Fund, which we will have to pay a portion of that back, so that will be determined. This is a significant project. It is $8 to $9 million. It is over $5,000 per household. It is not only the cost of replacing the lead service line, it is the cost of, in most cases, digging up the road to attach the new line to the water main, and then fixing the road when we get done doing that.”

Find the entire City of Monmouth interview here.

Spread the word

Trending Now

Featured News Podcasts

Subscribe to our Community Newsletter

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Prairie Communications, 55 Public Square, Monmouth, IL, 61462, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Choose a Category

Continue Reading