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Homewood to study cost of water, feasibility of other sources

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, Homewood trustees approved joining other municipalities in a pair of studies aimed at alleviating potential issues with the water the village buys from the city of Harvey. The first will assess the rate the village pays Harvey for water.Robert Handler, court-appointed receiver tasked with overseeing Harvey’s water department, has issued three reports about the Harvey water system. Handler claims Homewood pays a rate of 3.25 cents per cubic foot of water. Harvey’s water expenses are 4.8 cents per cubic foot, according to Handler’s report.  . . .

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