Water-related expenditures in Flossmoor were at the forefront of multiple actions by the village board Monday, and play a notable role in the new municipal budget. The budget, approved unanimously by trustees, includes spending $1.2 million for the replacement of residential water meters in the village. That expense is seen as essential if Flossmoor is to accurately measure how much water is used by residents. In a separate action April 17, the board approved a water and sewer rate hike of 36 cents per thousand gallons of water used. The new rate is expected to increase . . .