STREATOR – 50 homes have been hooked up to Streator’s new sanitary sewers, in the completed Barlow Addition Sewer Project. The project funded by a community development block grant, consisted of installing two miles of storm sewer discharging to Coal Run Creek and sanitary sewer to Barlow’s Addition. In the past, residents in the area have experienced flooding, mine hole discharge and sewer backup. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says every home in that area now has reliable sanitary sewer service, and neighborhood streets will no longer experience sewage backups when it rains. The total cost of the project came in just over $1.1 million and the city took part in over $200,000.