WHY THE ENTIRE CITY OF GREENVILLE WAS UNDER A BOIL ORDER
Wednesday, July 3, the entire City of Greenville was placed under a boil order, because the contractor doing sewer line work on Hena Street, broke a water main. While back filling with rock, a back hoe broke a four foot section of a ten-inch water line. According to Public Works Director Bill Grider, there was a loss of approximately 100,000 gallons of water in 20 to 30 minutes. This lowered the water level in the water tower and created low water pressure in the city. Some residents were without water while others experienced very low water pressure. Repairs to the water line were completed in a couple hours and a boil order was issued. Some Greenville residents in the area also had sewer back-up into their basements. The new sewer line being installed is in the trench below the water line and was open, so when the break occurred it filled the sewer system for several blocks. The boil order was lifted Thursday, July 4, around 1:00 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GREENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN MADISON COUNTY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL
Illinois State Police Officers and Highland Ambulance Service Personnel responded Sunday at 7:02 p.m., to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Madison County. According to the accident report, Brittany L. Miller, age 23, of Alhambra, was westbound in a Pontiac G6 on Frey Meadows Lane, about 1/3 mile west of Weis Road. Anthony M. Zajac, age 22, of Pocahontas, driving a Chevrolet pickup truck, was eastbound on Frey Meadows Lane. Miller’s car allegedly drifted into the eastbound lane and Zajac swerved to the left to avoid a collision. Miller’s car swerved back into the westbound lane striking Zajac’s truck head-on. Zajac was ejected from his truck as it rolled off the road to the north. Miller was ARCHed from the scene to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries. Zajac also suffered serious injuries and Highland Ambulance Service took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. He was later transported to St. Louis University Hospital. Miller was wearing a seatbelt and was charged with alleged improper lane usage and driving under the influence of alcohol. Zajac was not wearing a seatbelt.
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES $10.6 MILLION FOR ROUTE 127 PROJECT NEAR CARLYLE
Governor Pat Quinn announced a $10.6 million capital investment to replace the Route 127 bridge over the Kaskaskia River 2.5 miles southeast of Carlyle. In addition to the bridge replacement, the project will allow for roadway improvements to about 6.26 miles of the same road in the area, including intersection improvements and realignment.
The project is part of the Governor’s $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” program.