Sep 22

Lead Informational Notice

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Dear Water Customer:                                                                    Today’s Date: 9/22/2017

Our water system will soon begin a water line maintenance and/or construction project that may affect the lead content of your potable water supply. Lead, a metal found in natural deposits, is harmful to human health, especially young children. The most common exposure to lead is swallowing or breathing in lead paint chips and dust. However, lead in drinking water can also be a source of lead exposure. In the past, lead was used in some water service lines and household plumbing materials. Lead in water usually occurs through corrosion of plumbing products containing lead; however, disruption (construction and maintenance) of lead service lines may also temporarily increase lead levels in the water supply. This disruption may be sometimes caused by water main maintenance/replacement. As of June 19, 1968, new or replaced water service lines and new household plumbing materials could not contain more than 8% lead. Lead content was further reduced on January 4, 2014, when plumbing materials must now be certified as “lead-free” to be used (weighted average of wetted surface cannot be more than 0.25% lead).

The purpose of this notice is for informational purposes only. While it’s not known for certain whether or not this particular construction project will adversely affect the lead (if present) plumbing in and outside your home, below describes some information about the project and some preventative measures you can take to help reduce the amount of lead in drinking water.

Project Start Date: 10/09/2017                                                               Project expected to be completed by: 12/15/2017

Project Location and Description:

Water main and service replacement along South Street from Lincoln Street to Jackson Street, Washington Street from South Street to Franklin Street, Lincoln Street from South Street to Carter Street, and Oakley Rd in front of the water treatment facility.

What you can do to reduce lead exposure in drinking water during this construction project:

Run your water to flush out lead. If the plumbing in your home is accessible; you may be able to inspect your own plumbing to determine whether or not you have a lead service line. Otherwise, you will most likely have to hire a plumber.

  • If you do not have a lead service line, running the water for 1 – 2 minutes at the kitchen tap should clear the lead from your household plumbing to the kitchen tap. Once you have done this, fill a container with water and store it in the refridgerator for drinking, cooking, and preparing baby formula throughout the dat
  • If you do have a lead service line, flushing times can vary based on the length of your lead service line and the plumbing configureation in your home. The length of lead service lines vary considerably. Flushing for at least 3 – 5 minutes is recommended.

Use cold water for drinking, cooking and preparing baby formula. Do not cook with or drink water from the hot water tap; lead dissolves more easily into hot water. Do not use water from the hot water tap to make baby formula.

Look for alternative sources or treatment of water. You may want to consider purchasing bottled water or a water filter that is certified to remove “total lead”.

Clean and remove any debris from faucet aerators on a regular basis.

Do not boil water to remove lead. Boiling water will not reduce lead.

Purchase lead-free faucets and plumbing components.

Remove the entire lead service line.

est your water for lead. Call us at:    to find out how to get your water tested for lead. While we do not do the testing, we can provide a list of laboratories certified to do the testing. Laboratories will send you the bottles for sample collection. Please not we are not affiliated with the laboratories and they will charge you a fee.

  • If test results indicate a lead level above 15 ug/L, bottled water should be used by pregnant women, breast-feeding women, young children, and formula-fed infants.

Jul 03

Starting Out Right Collection Point

The Village is a collection point for Starting Out Right, which provides school supplies to the students of Piatt County that need them. You can visit their site for more information:

http://www.asmallhand.org/starting-out-right.html

They are currently seeking a long list of needed items for the upcoming school year. Please check out their list and donate accordingly.

http://www.asmallhand.org/school-supplies-needed.html

May 31

Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Cerro Gordo will flush hydrants periodically during the month of June. Public Works personnel will start on the North Side of town. Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It is advised to wait until after 3 pm before doing laundry. Thank you.

May 31

Annual Golf Cart Registration

The 2017 annual golf cart and UTV registration will take place at the Cerro Gordo Police Department on the following dates and times.

June 3, 2017 – 9 am – 5 pm
June 11, 2017 – 11 am – 7 pm

Please bring your vehicle, previous year’s paperwork (if applicable) and your registration fee.

golf cart

May 31

Trash Service Update

Due to the holiday, Area Disposal will pick up trash one day late on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

May 08

Electronics Recycling

The village of Cerro Gordo, in cooperation with BLH Computers and Recycling in Springfield, is pleased to offer electronics recycling to village residents. This is a one day event to happen on Sat June 17th, 2017 from 9am to noon at the Street Shed on Lincoln St. Please call the Village Hall with questions – 217-763-8551.

PLEASE REVIEW THIS FOLLOWING LIST BEFORE YOU BRING ITEMS!

What We Recycle For Free

Items Accepted

  • Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet Computers
  • LCD Monitors
  • Printers (for large, office printers please contact your local store)
  • Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Satellite and Cable Equipment
  • Projectors
  • VCRs
  • DVD Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • Cellular/Mobile Phones
  • Smart Phones
  • Telephones (including PBX equipment)
  • Toner
  • Networking Equipment and Cables
  • Mailroom Equipment
  • Point of Sale Equipment
  • Pagers
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Power Tools (including batteries)
  • Fax Machines
  • Answering Machines
  • Battery Backups and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Surge Suppressors and Power Strips
  • Power and Accessory Cables
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Christmas tree lights
  • If an item is not on the list call BLH Springfield at (217) 585-1580

What We Recycle For a Fee

You must bring a valid driver’s license to verify residency. You must live in the Village of Cerro Gordo. The limit is per household.

Items Accepted, maximum of three of all of the below, not of each item. Fee $10 per item.

  • CRT Televisions*
  • Projection Televisions*
  • CRT Monitors*
  • LCD Televisions*
  • Non-LCD/Plasma Televisions or Monitors*

What We DO NOT Recycle

Items Not Accepted

  • Microwaves, toasters, and other small kitchen appliances
  • Refrigerators, stoves, and other large appliances
  • Broken TVs (broken glass or otherwise dismantled)
  • Air conditioning units
  • Lamps/Light bulbs
  • Vacuum and floor cleaners
  • Toys
  • General rubbish
  • Audio and Video Cassettes
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Software
  • Carbon Monoxide/Smoke detectors
  • Bathroom devices (ie. electric razors, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Gas Powered Tools
  • Glass, Christmas Light Bulbs, etc
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Aerosal cans
  • Lava Lamps
  • Pressurized canisters of any kind
  • Live ammunition
  • Needles of any sort
  • Adhesives, Paints, Chemicals of any kind
  • Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, etc…)
  • Pre-lit Christmas trees

Nov 29

Trash Service Update

VILLAGE OF CERRO GORDO
GARBAGE AND RECYCLABLE SERVICE

ON NOVEMBER 30.2016 (WEDNESDAY) ADVANCED DISPOSAL WILL PICK UP YOUR GARBAGE AND RECYCLABLE TRASH CONTAINERS. PLEASE LEAVE ALL TOTES (TRASH CONTAINERS) FROM ADVANCED DISPOSAL ON THE CURB. AFTER GARBAGE PICK UP A REPRESENTATIVE FROM ADVANCED DISPOSAL WILL PICK UP ALL TOTES (TRASH CONTAINERS) THE SAME DAY.

STARTING NOVEMBER 29, 2016 A REPRESENTATIVE FROM AREA DISPOSAL WILL BE DROPPING TOTES ( TRASH CONTAINERS) OFF TO ALL RESIDENT’S. PLEASE UNDERSTAND IT WILL TAKE THEM A COUPLE DAYS TO GET TO ALL RESIDENT’S. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. 217-763-8551

SENIOR CITIZEN STICKER PROGRAM:
THE STICKERS REMAIN THE SAME COST OF $2.25. IF YOU HAVE ANY GREEN ADVANCE DISPOSAL STICKERS AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 2016 YOU MAY EXCHANGE THEM FOR THE YELLOW AREA DISPOSAL STICKERS AT THE OFFICE.

PICK UP SERVICE WILL REMAIN WEDNESDAY BY AREA DISPOSAL.

THANK YOU

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL
217.763.8551

Nov 14

Christmas on the Hill – Saturday Dec 3, 2016

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #117 is again sponsoring the 16th Annual Christmas on the Hill Festival on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
 
This years theme will be “A Holly Jolly Christmas in CG”. There will be a full day of activities for the family. Events will b€ held in the multipurpose room at the Cerro Gordo Elementary School, American Legion Hall and throughout the downtown area – Some of the activities of the day include:
 
Parade at 10am with Santa arriving, vendors alley, balloon sculpting, cookies, candy and homemade goodies, bucket raffle, 50/50 drawing, lunch with Santa for children 5th grade and younger, a soup and salad lunch games with prizes, and a drawing for 4 boys gifts and 4 girls gifts.
 
At 1 p.m. there will be a Magic Show by Sally the Clown.
 
There will also be a Craft Bazaar and Flea Market from 9 am. to 3 p.m. at the Cerro Gordo Civic Center.

Oct 25

BOIL ORDER 10/25/16 (HAS BEEN LIFTED 10/27/16)

ALERT – THE VILLAGE OF CERRO GORDO IS ON A BOIL ORDER FROM NOW (10/25/16 2:30PM) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

BOIL ORDER OF 10/25/16 HAS BEEN LIFTED.

Oct 19

Trick or Treat 2016

Official Trick or Treat hours will be on Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5pm-7pm.

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