Work continues on a Downtown Alton silt removal project. Sitting in one of the lowest parts of Alton, the city recently discovered a 27 inch line was filling with silt, so the decision to hire a company to remove the silt was approved by the Alton City Council at its meeting in late October.
Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart tells The Big Z the need to do this became apparent recently.
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Barnhart says some of the silt is a result of flooding, but also part of the natural progression as a line moves its contents. ACE Pipe Cleaning Incorporated is doing the work at a cost not to exceed $200,000. It is being paid from the sanitary sewer fund.