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March 20, 2019
Curran‐Gardner Townships Public Water District Completes $4,040,000 Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project.
Construction of Curran‐Gardner Townships Public Water District water treatment plant expansion is
nearly complete. Equipment suppliers and district employees are finishing up minor items and have
been performing test runs of the new clarifier, filters, and chemical feeders before placing all on‐line.
The plant is located at 3382 Hazlett Road west of Springfield.
The plant had the distinction of operating the first ClariCone clarifier ever used in the water treatment
field. It served the district well but nearly five decades is rough on steel that is in constant contact with
water. Cone #1 has been replaced with a new stainless‐steel tank that will never rust or need expensive
coatings. The same goes for the stainless‐steel tank that contains our filtering beds. Put the two of
these together and it will allow us to treat up to one thousand gallons of water per minute. Changes in
our chemical feeding systems and a state‐of‐the‐art electrical system will also provide good service for
years to come.
"We are happy to report that construction has moved along as planned. We’Ve stayed on‐budget and
on deadline.” said water district board chairman Jim Mitchell. “the district is closer than ever to
realizing its goal of a centralized water system that will provide longtime economic and environmental
benefit to the residents and businesses in a portion of the west side of Springfield as well as rural
Funding for the $4,040,000 plant expansion was provided by a low‐interest loan from the United States
Dept. of Agriculture’ Rural Development branch. The loan will be repaid over a 40 year period.
From its modest beginnings nearly fifty years ago the water district now serves a total of 2508
customers with more customers coming on in the next few months. For more information about the
water district, visit www.currangardner.com.
2020 RATE INCREASE
As set forth by Ordinance 59, the District will increase the water rates based on the Social Security Administration cost of living increase plus half of one percent. Therefore, the 2020 rate increase will be 2.1 percent. This increase will take effect January 2020. Curran Gardner Townships Public Water District is dedicated to providing reliable water services in a cost-effective manner while protecting our water resources and the public’s health.
The Curran-Gardner Townships Public Water District will be flushing its fire hydrants during the month of June beginning on April 8, 2019. This is done on an annual basis to remove any sediment from the water mains. This also allows us the opportunity to check that each hydrant is working properly if needed during an emergency.
Your water may be cloudy up to 2 hours after a nearby hydrant(s) is/are flushed. However, it is still safe for drinking or cooking purposes. You may want to allow a kitchen faucet to run for a few minutes to flush your line if you plan to do laundry if we are or have been flushing in your area.
At the request of the Springfield Metro Sanitary District, the Curran Gardner Water District has agreed to serve as the billing agent for the Sanitary District. The Sanitary District rates, as determined by the rate schedule adopted by the Sanitary District Board, are now included on the Curran Gardner billing system. The Water District has no authority to set sewer rates, nor to otherwise interfere in the operation of the Sanitary District. Questions concerning the rates set by the Sanitary District, or questions about the operation of the Sanitary District should be directed to the Sanitary District offices at 528-0491.
The Sangamon County Water Reclamation District has increased it's rates effective May 1, 2020 as per their Rate Ordinance approved July 31, 2019. The new rate increase will be effective on or after May 1, 2020 are as follows.
SCWRD Monthly Service Charge: $12.58
User Fee per 1,000 Gallons: $7.38
The Village of Curran will be increasing their sewer rates on May 1, 2020, as follows:
Residential minimum flat rate: $58.25
Every 1,000 after first 2,000: $3.71
Business minimum flat rate: $80.55
Every 1,000 after first 2,000: $3.71