A sewer separation project in parts of Alton will soon begin. Illinois American Water is announcing the multi-million-dollar project that will include about 6 miles of sanitary sewer main installed in the Turner Tract, Shields Valley, and Piasa Valley areas of the city.

This work is part of the agreement that was part of the sale of the infrastructure to the water company. Illinois American Water spokesperson Karen Cotton tells The Big Z this is a complex project.

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But that does not mean work will occur in one area for 24 months. Rather, projects will continue to progress throughout neighborhoods during that time period. Cotton asks everyone to use caution while in the areas of the construction.

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