The City of Collinsville held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for its new Water Treatment Plant that will be located at 9535 Collinsville
Road. The new Water Treatment Plant will replace an aged plant that was constructed in 1958.
The $20 million water treatment plant is being financed through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) State Revolving Loan Program. Funding
for the project will be paid for by a rate increase which was approved by the City Council in January, 2014. Collinsville is proud to be responsible
stewards of the public’s resources and is happy to announce that water rates remain unchanged for 2017, even when considering construction of the new
Water Treatment Plant.
The new facility was designed by Hurst-Rosche Engineers, Inc. of Hillsboro, Illinois. The $17.8 million construction contract has been awarded to Korte
& Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. of Highland, Illinois. Construction of the 5 million gallon per day water treatment facility is expected to be completed
by Summer of 2019 with the project completion scheduled for September, 2019.
The City of Collinsville is committed to investing proactively in its public utilities and infrastructure systems while being responsible stewards to the
environment. The new water treatment facility has been designed to efficiently produce safe, clean high quality drinking water for the next several
decades in a manner that accommodates both the current demand and the future growth of the City.
For information on the project please contact:
John Miller, Mayor (618) 346-5200 ext. 1162
Mitchell E. Bair, AICP, City Manager (618) 346-5200 ext 1119
Dennis Kress, Public Works Director (618) 346-5211
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances to the public parking lot
at 227 W. Main (across from Spiritos Grocery) this Friday (4/8) from
Noon until 6pm. Power Recycling donates money to Miner's Theatre for the items you drop off.
Call Power Recylcing at 618-344-7232 for more information.