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”

Fire chief addresses concerns on hydrants, water usage and safety

By Karen Cornelius   The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday, May 8, and asked Vermilion fire chief Chris Stempowski some questions about non-working fire hydrants and community safety. The issue of water usage also came up due to city council’s discussions on water leaks and water billing. The bottom line to all theContinue reading “Fire chief addresses concerns on hydrants, water usage and safety”