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City explores water and sewer options

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 5:33 am

Mayor John Long

The Monroe City Board of Alderman are exploring ideas concerning the City’s Water and Sewer Plant. At the December 20 City Council meeting, Operations Manager for Missouri American Water’s East Central district, Brian Eisenloeffel addressed the board in open forum to introduce the American Water’s interest in purchasing both the City’s water and waterwaste systems.

Eisenloeffel explained, American Water is the largest water supplier in the State of Missouri. Eisenloeffel stated, “Our company heard of the City’s need through the Department of Natural Resources,” referring to the plants need to fix the infrastructure of the sewage plant.
If the City were to decide this route, the American Water would partner with the community by purchasing one or both of the plants assets from the City and become a business in the town.
Alderman Dane Foster questioned asking, “Does the purchase include the piping and ground, for instance if there was a waterline break, who would be responsible?”.

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