City of O'Fallon, Illinois Online Newsletter - January 19, 2018
Volume #3, Issue #9
A Weekly Note from Mayor Herb Roach
The City of O'Fallon purchases water, wholesale, from the water company Illinois American. We receive the water, already treated, at a pumping station in French Village. From this pumping station, we are responsible for the distribution of the water to water customers in O'Fallon and Fairview Heights.
Our water distribution system is often inspected and well maintained. Our staff meticulously cares for the system and is always willing to go to great lengths in order to provide O'Fallon water customers with safe, clean water.
Please be patient and cautious. Many improvements in various locations throughout O'Fallon are underway or about to begin. We apologize for any inconveniences but safety of both the general and public workers is our main concern. Closures are unfortunately inconvenient, but necessary to bring these projects to timely completion.
Bridges are Last Big Pieces to Completion of Troy-O'Fallon Bike Trail
Five years in the making, the Troy-O'Fallon Bike Trail Connector project is pedaling forward ahead of schedule with a completion date expected by next December.
"Soon, homes and neighborhoods in O'Fallon will have wonderful access to a larger trail that will connect the two counties," said Jerry Kane, managing director of Madison County Transit, the agency overseeing the project.
Moye Students Raise Money to Help Animals at Spencer Kennel
Students at Delores Moye Elementary School were recently able to roll out of bed and head strai
ght to school, all to help animals in need. A group of students led a school-wide fundraiser letting students wear their pajamas to school in exchange for a donation that would be given to Spencer Kennel.
OTHS Receives Grant from Community's Recyclebank Points - Needs Your Help
The Athletic Leadership Council and Student Council from O'Fallon Township High School (OTHS) have been approved for a grant through Recyclebank's "Green Schools Program." Now, these OTHS students are asking for the community's support by donating your Recyclebank points and spreading the word about the Green Schools Program. You can donate your points to OTHS at
Illinois American Switching Back to Normal Water Treatment
Effective January 11, 2018, Illinois American Water Company will be switching back to their normal disinfectant to treat water, which is chlorine and ammonia combined. Dialysis patients and renal care facilities should be aware of these changes and adjust their health care practices accordingly.
Waste Management's Next Billing Cycle to Include Only Two Months
Waste Management, the City of O'Fallon's trash hauler, has informed us that their next billing cycle will include only two months (February and March), instead of the normal three months. The change in billing cycle is due to the contract with Waste Management ending on March 31, 2018.