Over a half mile of two inch water main is to be replaced with eight-inch main as part of a project now underway for customers of Illinois American Water in areas of Alton and Godfrey. The projects are on Hoffman and Ridge Streets, Monterey Place and Woodcrest Drive, as well as Mary and Luella Avenues in Godfrey.
The main replacement program focuses on replacing mains where leaks occur, corrosion has caused damage or the size of the pipe isn’t sufficient. It's the age of the pipes coupled with corrosion and sediment accumulation over the years makes the replacements necessary, according to company spokesman Karen Cotton.
She says the plan is to ensure that local water quality and service continues to be as good as or better than local, state and federal quality standards.