Farmington May Soon Have New Water Provider

FARMINGTON, Ill - The city of Farmington may soon have a new water provider.

The city currently uses a deep well but 2 companies are competing for the rights. Aqua Illinois out of Kankakee and Illinois American Water have submitted multi-million dollar bids.

The mayor of Farmington says the city's system needs improvements that are estimated to cost more than $4 million dollars.

“I think people realize it’s probably the right thing to do is sell it, rather the city maintain it and do all the improvements that we need to have done,” Mayor Kent Kowal said. 

People living in Farmington wouldn't see rate increases for at least 2 years.


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