Metro-East News

Downtown Belleville businesses experiencing low water pressure


Belleville City Hall and other downtown buildings had low water pressure on Friday morning.

Illinois American Water did not immediately know what was causing the low water pressure. There wasn’t any water bubbling to the surface, said spokesperson Terry Mackin.

“Our teams are on it (as a) top priority,” Mackin said.

Mackin said the pressure problem seemed to be limited in scope but the company was assessing the situation.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.