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Intro: The ways of our water

What could be easier?You turn the kitchen tap and fill a glass with water.You take a shower. Or flush the toilet. Or water the lawn.It is, however, not that easy. Our water arrives via a circuitous process that starts in Lake Michigan and ends in Homewood and Flossmoor. Along the way are many miles of pipes, pumping stations and water towers.Water, so essential to our very existence, is often taken for granted. We are fortunate to live next to the Great Lakes, one of the world’s most extraordinary . . .

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