The new Grafton Water system was completed a few years ago, moving the city from a once-troubled well-based system to a more modern system that hooks onto the Illinois American Water infrastructure at the edge of town. Last December, the city agreed to sell its system to the water company for a price of $1.8-million. The sale became final on Friday, after going through the lengthy Illinois Commerce Commission approval process.
The utility began its partnership to provide water to Grafton on a sale-for-resale basis in 2010. With the sale, the water company will be able to make upgrades as needed to the system, which serves approximately 400 customers. The water company is announcing plans to host a couple of community meetings so customers can ask questions of company representatives. Those have been scheduled for next Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 & 5, from 4-8pm at the Grafton City Hall. There will also be a new customer information packet mailed to each customer.