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Homewood, Flossmoor working to ensure water service after Harvey ruling

Officials in Homewood and Flossmoor want residents to be assured that they’re working to maintain reliable and clean water for the villages, despite recent developments in Harvey.   On July 19, Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle removed control over water finances* from Harvey's municipal government. Harvey buys Lake Michigan water from Chicago and then sells it to other south suburban towns. Under the court order, the village’s water system will be controlled by an independent overseer.  Homewood buys water from Harvey and then sells it to Flossmoor. Both villages said they expect service . . .

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