Ameren site poses a potential problem

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, the council heard from Reggie Benton of Benton & Associates regarding Ameren and their plans to utilize a Beardstown property to store transformers and the implications that might have for the city.
    The city has an easement on the property where a water main is located and it is a possibility that the truck traffic and heavy equipment could damage or break the 40 year old water main.
     If the main were to break, the city would risk being out of water for a significant period of time and could face substantial expenses in repairs.
 

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