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Batavia was awarded nearly $4 million through the Illinois Environmental Protective Agency to replace outdated lead water service lines throughout the city.
The City Council approved a notice of intent to award the contract to Brandt Excavating Inc. during Monday’s meeting.
“It would appear that [the program] is going to save the Batavia rate payer some significant amount of money to get rid of all this lead-based pipe we’ve got in the ground, some of it originally put in there about 1893,” said Mayor Jeffery Schielke. “It needs to be taken out.”
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