GRAYVILLE, IL (WFIE) - More than a year ago, we showed you the dirty water in the town. Residents there have had to deal with it since a problem with measuring the town’s water tower levels in 2017.
These water issues are no stranger to Mayor-elect Travis Thompson, who says this was one of the main the things he heard while on the campaign trail. Thompson tells us he has a plan to fix it.
His plan starts with collecting more information. Thompson wants everyone in town dealing with dirty water to call city hall.
His office will keep track all of the locations affected. Then plan projects using that data.
Replacing pipes and possibly even cleaning the water tower are options.
Paying for those projects is also part of the plan.
“It will be through budgeting," Mayor-elect Thompson, explains. "We may have to do small portions at a time, but we will get it accomplished in hopefully a timely manner. If it takes 10 years to do it, then that’s just what we have to do because there’s not money here locally.”
The Mayor-elect is already looking into grants to help cover some of the cost.
Thompson will be sworn in just a few weeks from now. He says he will tackle this water issue head on.
"THOMPSON WILL BE SWORN IN IN JUST A COUPLE WEEKS. HE SAID HE IS GOING TO TACKLE THIS WATER ISSUE HEAD ON