City of Macomb seeks loan for water improvement

The City of Macomb wants to make upgrades to the water tower on Walker Street and could seek a loan for the project.

According to Mayor Mike Inman, the proposal for the loan was given a first reading at Monday's city council meeting.

The city hopes to add a water agitation device to the tower and re-paint the interior and exterior of the structure. The agitation device would help improve the quality of the water. Inman estimated the project would cost about $1 million.

If approved, the city would request a roughly $1 million loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

The proposal could be approved as early as February 18. The city could then request bids for the project as early as February 19.

Mayor Inman said he hopes work can begin in early Spring if the proposal is approved.