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Officials cut ribbon on new Collinsville water treatment plant

collinsvillewatertreatmentplantkorteRepresentatives of contracting firm Korte & Luitjohan gathered Wednesday, April 17, with officials from the city of Collinsville to celebrate the completion of the new Collinsville water treatment plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The 20,000-square-foot building is constructed of pre-cast concrete panels that range in size from 35 to 40 feet tall. The main process building includes a new two-story lab facility, office area and process areas. The new state-of-the-art water treatment plant is able to process five-million gallons of water per day and is designed to provide clean, quality water to Collinsville residents for decades to come.

Korte & Luitjohan, based in Highland, offers design-build, construction management and general contracting. It has 60 years of building experience in the commercial, industrial and infrastructure markets throughout the Metro St. Louis area and Southern and Central Illinois.

From left: City of Collinsville Councilman David Jerome, Councilman Cheryl Brombolich, Councilman Donna Green, City Manager Mitch Bair, Mayor John Miller, Scott Hunt, PE, Hurst-Rosche Inc., Dennis Kress, public works director, John Whitworth, PE, Korte & Luitjohan project manager, Gregg Korte, president of Korte & Luitjohan. (Standing behind the group is K&L Superintendent Al Toennies). Photo by Mark Ahlvers

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