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LIFTED BOIL ORDER

1/9/2018

The boil order for the Athens Water District has been lifted and is no longer in effect as of 10:00 AM on 1/9/18. 

If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 217-636-8429. 

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BOIL ORDER

1/8/2018

Due to the recent water main breaks in the City of Athens, a boil order is still in effect for the entire Athens Water District until further notice. 

We will post updates here on our website...

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ATHENS ROAD CLOSURES

1/7/2018

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC UPDATE FOR CITY OF ATHENS:

Due to another water main break located at the intersection of Hargrave St and Wood St, Hargrave Street and Wood Street will be closed. As a result,...

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Wood Street Water Main Break

1/7/2018

Another water main break has been located in the City of Athens. Crews are currently on scene at Wood and Hargrave streets.

As of current we are trying to isolate the break and get it repaired....

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Repaired Water Main!

1/6/2018

We have located and repaired the over 2 foot long water main break. Those of you who are still without water or have lowered water pressure should be seeing that resolved soon.

WE ARE STILL UNDER...

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UPDATE: Main Break

1/5/2018

Update:

The City has been fortunate that many customers have not lost much pressure. Our towers are on and a boil order is still in effect until further notice. Some areas may be without water...

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UPDATE: Water Main Break

1/5/2018

Due to a major water main break in the City of Athens, in which crews are currently attempting to isolate the problem, the following emergency measures are being implemented:

Water towers will be...

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Water Main Break

1/5/2018

Due to a water main break on the corner of West Street and Hargrave Street overnight, Hargrave Street is very icy. Please be extremely cautious in the area. 

Crews are attempting to isolate the...

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Invitation to Bid for Farm Lease

12/13/2017

INVITATION TO BID

CASH RENT LEASE

 

The City of Athens will accept bids for cash rent for farm ground located in Menard County at a City- owned location for a three-year period beginning on...

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Public Safety Announcement

11/17/2017

To promote the safety and welfare of our citizens and guests to our community attending the semi-final football play-off game Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Athens Police Department will be...

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Notice of Public Sale

11/16/2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF ATHENS

Notice is hereby given that on Monday December 4, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. the City of Athens, of Menard County, Illinois (hereinafter...

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Job Opening-Utility Billing Clerk

10/10/2017

The City of Athens is hiring for the  open Utility Billing Clerk position:

The position is full-time, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall...

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Oil & Chip for City Streets

9/27/2017

Please click the link below to see the current oil and chip schedule and street closure listings:

https://www.municipalimpact.com/documents/75/SKM_C224e17092709480.pdf

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Public Notice

9/27/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

 The City of Athens is accepting “Sealed Bids” for the sale of a 2012 Ford F150 VIN# 1FTFW1EF4CKE38220, police squad truck.  The truck is a Four wheel drive crew cab equipped with...

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Hydrant Flushing

9/6/2017

The hydrant-flushing program is very important to the maintenance of the Athens Water distribution system.  Each year, the Water Department along with the Athens Fire Department opens hydrants...

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