Finance Committee considers borrowing money to replace water mains

By Karen Cornelius Back in May, city engineer Lynn Miggins introduced a 25-year water main replacement program that could cost close to $16 million. Replacing old, corroded water mains is a mandate from the EPA and would eliminate a lot of problems with breaks and service. The question at the time was how to payContinue reading “Finance Committee considers borrowing money to replace water mains”

A 25-year water main replacement project at $16 million is not enough

By Karen Cornelius   The Finance Committee of Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, May 8, and received a jaw-dropping challenge to replace the city’s water main lines as mandated by the EPA. The water lines are so old and inefficient that even a 25-year water main replacement program presented by city engineer LynnContinue reading “A 25-year water main replacement project at $16 million is not enough”