City of Byron awarded $2 million for water system improvements

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U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger allocated $2 million in federal funds to the City of Byron to improve its aging water distribution system. The water improvements project will fix a deteriorating water distribution system by replacing 25 blocks of undersized and failing water main, 160 water connections and 17 fire hydrants. This project will strengthen the potable water system, allowing for better water quality and fire flow protection. City Engineers Fehr-Graham assisted the city in securing the funding, and will complete the design and construction engineering services on the project. Design engineering will begin later this year. The project is expected to be completed in three to five years. Byron’s project is among six in the 16th Congressional District to receive Community Project Funding meant to improve infrastructure, agriculture, jobs, the economy and education.