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Water main at Northland Mall to be replaced

$250,000 project to begin early next month, take about 6 weeks

Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – A $250,000 project to replace 1,200 feet of 8-inch water main at Northland Mall will begin early next month, Illinois American Water said in a news release Thursday.

Steve Barnet, operations superintendent for Illinois American’s Sterling District, said the main was installed in the early 1970s.

“The age, coupled with corrosion, has led to an increase in water main breaks,” Barnet said in the release.

The upgrade will improve water pressure and help to reduce main breaks at the mall at 2900 E. Lincolnway, the release said.

When work begins, some detours, lane closures and lane reductions will be needed at mall entrances. It also might affect water service in the area; if so, customers will be notified via door hangers.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-November, the release said.

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