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Flossmoor approves purchase agreement to get one step closer to new water source

Flossmoor’s long-in-the-works switch to a new water source is closer to being realized.

The Village Board voted unanimously Monday, Dec. 6, to approve a water sale and purchase agreement with the Village of Homewood. The water will still come from Lake Michigan, but through Hammond rather than Chicago, as it does now, and via Chicago Heights instead of Harvey before it gets to Homewood.

The Homewood Village Board approved the agreement at its Dec. 14 board meeting.

The agreement includes an initial base water rate of $4.75 per 1,000 gallons, according to a report . . .

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