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migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Not to defend the council, because I think some of them are boneheads, but it's not uncommon for a final price to be lower than budgetary pricing. Often, budgetary pricing is based on an unknown quantity of items and therefore is priced at quantity 1 pricing. Vendors will often sweeten the deal for a larger overall sale or to get the sale made within a certain timeframe.
migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
If it can be contracted out that cheaply, one has to ask why oh why the City is so freaking inefficient at doing it themselves. One only has to drive by a crew of 8 city workers pouring a 8x6 foot concrete patch to understand.
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
You wouldn't see much difference in your cost under my proposal. Contact your aldermen!!!!
UJacks1 - Over 550 participate in Galesburg teachers strike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
such as?? smaller classes? early outs on wed?? don't they have prep periods?
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Contracting this out we know over time this would be the correct way to fix the problem. Lets just hope the city council gets the idea. I don't like paying more either but isn't that the way things work? Correct me if i'm wrong!!

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VIDEO: Health Department, City officials respond to continued complaints about water supply

1 year, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

A dirty smell and taste has persisted in the water supply for more than a week

The Adams County Health Department and the City of Quincy are responding to the persistent complaints regarding the dirty smell and taste of the City's water supply because of brown algea getting into the system.

Click here for background story from Monday night.

From the Adams County Health Department: “The Health Department has been receiving an unusually high volume of calls regarding the quality of water in Quincy. As a result, we have spoken with the Quincy Water Department and confirmed with them that the City drinking water supply is safe to drink and has not failed any testing. We have also spoken with local medical providers, including Blessing Hospital, and have confirmed that there are no unusual clusters of illness occurring in Adams County.”

Director of Utilities David Kent says the City has done testing, but has been in contact with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and they will be conducting their own testing.

Kent also responded to a claim made by a woman to KHQA News saying doctors in St. Louis said Quincy's water could be a cause for a virus her daughter has.

"The City of Quincy's potable water meets all regulations established by the (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and the Illinois Environmental Proection Agency,” Kent said. “At no time has a representative, employer, or physician from St. Louis Children's Hospital made contact with the city to report a water-related illness caused by ingesting potable water of the city of Quincy.”

Maggie Carson from the IEPA said the agency is aware of Quincy's situation with fighting the brown algea.

 "We know people are sensitive to the taste and odor situation, but it's not a health risk," Carson said.

Click the above video for more from David Kent.


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