Part of the current water plant in Bethalto was constructed in 1959, the other in 1978, so understandably, it is getting to the point where repairs are more costly that replacing the facility. To that end, the Village of Bethalto is applying for a loan from the state that will allow for a new water plant to be built to serve the more than 10,000 customers currently in its service area, with that number forecast to be 24,000 by 2030.

Bethalto Mayor Steve Bryant (pictured) says the $4.7-million project wil include the replacing existing 53-year-old plant and construction of two new aerators, three new softeners, larger reaction basin, filters and clearwell, and a high service pump station.

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In addition to Bethalto, the water facility serves the Cottage Hills area, Rosewood Heights area, Meadowbrook Public Water District, and Moro Public Water District.

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