Tag: 2016 water series

6. A brief history of the community’s investment in water

In the early 1980s, Homewood voters made a decision that directly affects the cost of water in Homewood and Flossmoor today: They decided to switch from well water to Lake Michigan water.The vote wasn’t even close.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld said the referendum passed with 90 percent or more of the[Read More…]

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5. H-F water routinely passes state quality tests

Water in Homewood and Flossmoor is safe to drink. The water supply in both communities is routinely tested throughout the year and, according to reports sent to residents, no harmful levels of contaminants have been found in either town. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers.[Read More…]

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4. Villages try to keep track of a billion gallons of water

Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor[Read More…]

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3. Water adds to the beauty of life in Homewood and Flossmoor

Angela and William Dunnett pose by the Irwin Parkfountain in Homewood, demonstrating another usefor the park district’s water resources: a beautifulsetting for marking special occasions.(Provided photo by Thomas Photographic Services) Cool, clear water.The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers a variety of ways for the community to enjoy the beauty and refreshment[Read More…]

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1. Distribution: From Lake Michigan to our taps

Water comes to Homewood and Flossmoor through a long system of pipes that starts in Lake Michigan. Homewood and Flossmoor each have extremely visible signs of their water distribution systems. Water towers act as unofficial symbols of their community, but also play an important role in maintaining pressure along their[Read More…]

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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[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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