Posted by – December 11, 2012
There’s no doubt that this year’s drought has been devastating to the area. Numerous water districts asked customer to conserve water, and now water on Mississippi River towns, including Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., are tasting and smelling bad from an abundance of brown algae.
While the water may taste bad in Quincy, at least we have not dealt with water restrictions like other areas of the state.
In Springfield, residents are still dealing with restrictions as Lake Springfield levels continue to drop. The lake is at its lowest level in five years
According to The State-Journal Register, Springfield now moves into Stage 4 of its water restrictions, which includes banning pond filling at golf courses, double hydrant meter use fees for water haulers and restricting sewer flushing from hydrants except for health purposes.
Since July 31, cars can only be washed at residences on weekends, restaurants can only provide water to customers when specifically requested and spray irrigation systems and lawn sprinklers can only be ran three days a week.
Storm damage off RJ Peters Drive between Eighth and 12th streets
Central Service crews are going to be quite busy for the next few weeks cleaning up from Monday morning’s storm.
After streets are cleared, crews will hit city right-of-ways.
Thanks to the Central Service crews for talking to me.
By the time I pulled up to the crew working on RJ Peters Drive, the street was looking pretty clear, though there was more to be done.
Just off the road was the better part of a whole grove of trees taken down during the storm. The cleanup on RJ Peters Drive would have taken a lot longer if many of these trees made it to the road.
Posted by – June 27, 2011
Quincy officials held a press conference Monday morning to declare a state of emergency in the city.
This was the second time this year that a state of emergency has been declared. The city and county declared a state of emergency during the Feb. 1 snowstorm.
Let’s hope the cleanup is smooth.