Phone: (815) 784-2327|Email: info@genoa-il.com

North Water Tower Going Online

From the City’s Public Works Director:

Nobody wants to turn on the faucet and be greeted by brown water that is caused by sediment and rust in the City’s water system pipes. I understand that some residents had extremely brown mucky water, which makes the problem even more difficult. I sincerely apologize for those affected by the situation. Moving forward, we intend to issue additional “Code Red” notifications. The notifications will help provide awareness to those that may experience water quality issues due to problems with the City’s water system.

The “Code Red” notification would be issued when the water system problems have the potential of effecting a large area of the City and not necessarily during an isolated water main break.

After testing the water in the tower, the City received notification from the IEPA that the water tower can be put back into service. We do not anticipate having many of the issues that we experienced when filling the water tower, nevertheless, we issued a “Code Red” to inform the residents of the situation. City Staff will be putting the water tower into service tomorrow, Thursday (October 10, 2019) at 9 am. This may cause a disturbance in the water system. If you experience water quality issues, please contact City Hall (815) 784- 2327.

South Genoa Street Reconstruction

The letter below was sent to the residents of South Genoa Street between Route 72 and Hill Street. The City still remains committed to reconstructing South Genoa Street and is seeking funding mechanisms and plans of action to complete this project.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact City Hall. 

 

South Genoa Street Letter

***Rescheduled*** Wetlands Field Trip

***RESCHEDULED***

The City of Genoa, in partnership with ENCAP, will be hosting a field trip with N.I.U. students to view and learn about wetlands. Residents are welcome to join and interactively learn about the City’s wetlands including various wetland species and impacts of non-native species.

Date: October 12th
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at the pavilion at Citizen’s Park on Madison Street

Please dress for outdoor conditions; water boots will be beneficial.

Rt. 72 Construction

Although IDOT will be doing work at the intersections along Route 72, parking will be allowed on Main Street on Tuesday (9/24/19). On Wednesday (9/25/19), IDOT will begin installing binder course pavement. Work will likely continue through Friday. Please be observant of construction signage.

North Water Tower Repainting

The North Water Tower repainting project is moving right along!

The Contractor has completed the sandblasting and is now priming the tank. Next will be the final coat of paint, including painting the City’s logo on the tower.

The City was awarded a low-interest loan and a 75% forgiveness grant, amounting to a savings of $265,500, from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to complete this project.

Depending on the weather, the project should be completed in about 3 weeks.

 

Wetlands Field Trip

The City of Genoa, in partnership with ENCAP, will be hosting a field trip with N.I.U. students to view and learn about wetlands. Residents are welcome to join and interactively learn about the City’s wetlands including various wetland species and impacts of non-native species.
 
Date: September 28th
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at the pavilion at Citizen’s Park on Madison Street
 
Please dress for outdoor conditions; water boots will be beneficial.
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