The Field Operations Division consists of the Sewer, Street, Water, and Vehicle Maintenance Sections. We maintain and repair the City’s sanitary sewers, storm sewers, streets, alleys, sidewalks, water distribution system, and Public Works vehicles and equipment.
We have over 120 miles of streets and alleys to maintain. Our Oil and Chip streets are usually scheduled for a new seal coat every three years. A list of streets to be completed this year can be obtained by calling 618-692-7535.
Our sanitary sewer collection system consists of approximately 100 miles of sewer mains of various sizes. We utilize a robotic camera to televise and inspect mains and a sewer vacuum truck to clean the mains.
We maintain and repair the City’s water 130 miles distribution system - providing water service to our 8000 plus customers. Our staff installs water services to new homes and each year we replace approximately 100 water meters to ensure accuracy for billing.
New customers moving into the City must sign up for sewer and water service at the City Clerks’ Office. Current Water/Sewer Rates, Tap-on Fees for Water and Sewer can be obtained by calling our Customer Service number 618-692-7535).