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GALESBURG, Ill. — Galesburg says its nearing the end of its lead water service pipe replacement plan. Now, the final 1,000 lines are set to be removed by next fall.
The city is in the fifth of six phases when it comes to lead pipe replacement. Their contractor plans to remove 500 lines this summer, beginning July 19, and wrap up the last 500 lines next year.
"We began lead service line replacements in 2017. It is a relief to be this close to the replacement program completion," said Tim Fey, Water Superintendent for Galesburg. "It's important to get the lead service lines replaced because it's a health concern. It's a health issue. We've been addressing it for a number of years, and it'll be a relief to be finished."
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