The City of Collinsville has recently issued a contract with TriKote LLC of Pacific, Missouri to sandblast and paint the interior and exterior of the Clay Street Water Tower. As of April 1, 2015, Trikote has started some preliminary work at the site to prepare for the actual sandblasting and painting to begin. The contract requires that all preventative measures be taken to protect the properties and vehicles around the tower which include a full containment system to be in place around the water tower during all sandblasting and painting of the exterior of the tower. If you experience any issues in regards to this project, please contact Dennis Kress, Water Director, at (618) 346-5211. Customers in the vicinity of the water tower shouldn't experience any changes in their water service as a result of the ongoing work. The project is expected to take approximately 90 days to complete. The City would like to thank all residence and businesses in the area for your patience during this project.