Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 22, 1963 · Page 19
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August 22, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 19

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ALTON A^ i mi mm PAGE (^ Wa terPlan tBids Wfo BlVBlf Bfll*«« Chief WOOD j$Mt ** Bids Mil he cfltied 8^$, JW on Hie clly's proposed ; $ro6,fi(5rj ,Wftlet treatment plant,, $Mt of tnf $1,852,0(19 TOuttic- ipal ^dfec iwpfovettieifit ptofrnm, t»M|il lot the Water itnpttve- ment ijbitojed have bieen ftpprov- ed W the s^ile. The «ew fclatit la schcd)|M*l6t cottiptetldn lit the uUfflfiftife. ol JIM fttid ImS been de* signed' ; 'w provide the dly With cleanery jiuw* and softer waiter, Ptatit Iddilltles Will tetnove Iron content from the water which causes A ttisty color find an unpleasant odor. The water wUl also be filtered, airaled and chlorinated. City water will probably be soflened to 100450 parts per million Which Is the U.S. Department of health's recommendation. Wood River water presently has a hardness of 450-500 parts per million. The recently completed 500,000 gallon water storage tank on Fourteenth Street was the first phase ot the city's water improvement program, Capacity Doubled The new storage tank more than doubles the present water storage capacity 61 (he city. It also provides a vital reserve for extinguishing Eires or for other emergency use, With the addition of the new storage lank, the possibility of a drop in water pressure when the old tank runs dry, as it has tn past , years, should be eliminated, officials said. The third phase In the city's water improvement program will he. Improvement of water mains and lines and replacement of old corroded aiict leaking iron pipes. A total of $300,000 has been allotted for the project. Sinking adequate, long range, high capacity water wells will complete the water improvement program. The wells will be located near the river because or the .unlimited supply of water available, and because the present wells and well sites ore not. adequate for the city's growing demand. The total cost of the project is being financed through $650,000 in general obligation bonds and $700,000 in water revenue bonds. The project will reportedly provide the city with sufficient and quality water tor a minimum period of 40 years. The revenue bonds will be paid for by an.increase in water rates on Oct. 1. New rates compared with present rates in parenthesis on a quarterly basis are: 6,000 gallons, $4.50 ($2.50); 10,000 gallons, $7.10 ($2.50); 14,000 gallons, $9.70 ($3.50) and 20,000 gallons, $13.60 ($5.) ISiisl Alton, Hartford Lower Only East Alton and Hartford are lower than Wood River's proposed new rates even though the rates an; higher than flic present rates. 'Alton, Coliinsville, Roxaua and Edwardsville have higher water rates than Wood River's proposed rates. Quarterly residential rates broken down will be $4.50 for 6,000 gallons Used; 65 cents per 1,000 gallons for 14,000 gallons used; 50 cents per 1,000 gallons for 20,000. gallons'used;-'40 cenls per 1,000 gallons for 60,000 gallons us- NEW WOOD RIVER WATER PLANT Architect's drawing of Ulc proposed $700,000 water treatment plant scheduled to bn completed In the .summer of l»«4. Tin- city will call bids on the now plant Sept. 80. Begin Work OnRoadJob In Godfrey GODFREY - Work on resurfacing the road from Mason School lorth to Straube Lane and men eastward approximately 1,500 feet to the Tremont- subdivision was started today, Highway Superintendent Harry Holladay said. When completed, the road will je '20-feet wide and will be covered with 8 Indies of stone and a coat of road oil. Cost of the project, Holladay said, is approximately $27,000 and will be paid for by motor fuel tax funds. Insecticide and. Popsicle Don't Mix WOOD RIVER - Grape PopsicJes and insecticides just don't mix. a one-year-old girl found out after she was given a stomach lavage at the Wood River Township Hospital Wednesday night. Cynthia Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones, 1205 Madison, was undoubtedly not satisfied with a grape popsicle hei* mother gave her. So when they visited a neighbor's house, the little girl wandered off and found some insecticide to drink. When her mother heard her coughing, she discovered that she had drunk a mouthful of insect spray. Mrs. Jones rushed her to,the hospital where she was given the stomach lavage, THE HAGUE - The Netherlands is now a market for American cosmetics and beauty aids. 317 BELLE REGULATION FOR GYM CLASS IN ALTON JUNIOR AND 8KNIOK HIGH SCHOOLS "Roustabout" by MOORE Expertly styled for beauty ind long WBlsted for comfort In sotlon, Elastic innerguwd at lor m9de8ty- ?!« "K whit* ortjr, Massive Cattle Drive Planned by Handler PIERRE, S. D. lift — What may be the biggest cultln drive In the) United States since the turn of Ihe century is planned for next month. Rancher R;iy Houek. former lieutenant governor of Soulh Dakota, said today he would drive 2,000 head 123 miles .down the Missouri River from his ranch in Wai- worth County lo his Standing Butte spread near Pierre. The drive is to stnrl Sept. 15. Houck said he planned his drive "to promote HIP cattle industry and., promote South Da- kola." Historic Timings Ken-ion Unplaced by Diesels LONDON — Four old Woo]rich Ferry boats nrc offered for sale by the London County Council. The coke - fired paddle steamers have made two million crossings of the Thames, steaming 400,000 miles. They arc being replaced by diesel-driven vessels. JUST RECEIVED! ed and 30 cenls per 1,000 gallons for 100,000'gallons used, Quarterly commercial and Industrial rates will be $6 for 6,000 gallons used; 64 cents per 1,000 gallons for 44,000 gallons used; 50 cents per 1,000 gallons for 50,000 gallons used; 40 cents per 1,000 gallons for 900,000 gallons used and 30 cents per 1,000 gallons for 2,000,000 gallons used. The city's tax levy this year was raised ?3,000, but the 73 cent tax rate was dropped to 71 cents on the basis of estimated increased assessed valuation. BRAND NEW * PRINTED WOOLENS * COATINGS TRANSITIONAL COTTONS * RAYONS, SILKS, BLENDS SCHOOL UNIFORM FABRICS USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PAULS FABRICS 214 W, THIRD ST.—DOWNTOWN, ALTON Thursday, Friday, Saturday ... big savings on sleek-vamp rnocs in Brown « Bronze wax or Black! All sizes included! Hurry in! SPORT SPECIAL Don't miss this! 3 days only! Continental ocs regularly $7.99 $597 TENNIS SHOES Jy $3,99 White or multi plaids in stees 4H to 10 N and M. Come in today and choose your favorites! for clever co-eds and bright business gals B Yes, Vogue is the place to find the newest of the new . . . exciting jumper fashions, the new layered looks, the turtle tops, the marvelous illusion fabrics, the swing to suede, the zingy colors - all the important fall excitements - A-Shapely's traditional Ivy Leaguer in white and colors $3.98. B-Tyrolean braid trimmed skirt, trimmed on bottom and suspenders $12.98. C-lllusion V neck, flamied-bound vest $10.98-"A" line flannel skirt $10.98-Long sleeve turtle neck shirt $5.98. D-R &K worsted wool double knit skimmer $29.95. E-Fashion favorite suede enhanced with luscious natural mink collar $169.95.

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