By: Diane Benjamin
Extending water down East College, where Bloomington already has water lines, is out for bid. Normal has said over and over they are not going to use this line for the current Rivian plant that Bloomington already serves.
See this pic from the bid pack:
Also from the bid pack:
So who owns the pipeline, valves, and fire hydrants that are going to abandoned?
Bloomington’s fire hydrants use a different connection type the Normal does. So is Normal taking over fire protection?
The Town of Normal will do anything to make Rivian comfortable, of course at taxpayer expense. Rumor is Rivian has rewarded Normal by hiring 2 of their fully trained police officers for security. Training is extensive and expensive!