Gov. Bruce Rauner announces $3 million EPA grant for new water source in Quincy

Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (File Photo)

The State of Illinois and the city of Quincy are partnering up to develop a new city-wide water source.

Gov. Bruce Rauner made the announcement Wednesday at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, where 13 residents have been killed due to Legionnaires Disease since 2015.

The Illinois Environmental Agency invested $3 million in the new well system.

The city of Quincy will invest another $3 million to complete the project.

"The world has changed. The health needs of our veterans has changed. We need to change with the times," Rauner said.

Gov. Rauner said construction of the new well will begin this summer and will last nearly a year. He said this is just one step in his long-term plan to help the veterans at the home.

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