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New pipes. Same water.

In the Homewood Public Works office there is a computer with displays that show the status of the village’s water system. In a few weeks, Homewood Public Works staff will click a few buttons at that console starting the transition from the current water lines to a new set of[Read More…]

Flossmoor water rate jumps slightly after Chicago increase

Water rates in Flossmoor will increase by about 11 cents per thousand gallons following a price hike from Chicago at the beginning of June.   Village board members approved the increase at the June 19 meeting. Finance Director Scott Bordui told the board that the increase comes to 8 cents for water[Read More…]

Homewood signs agreement in search for alternative water source

In a 5 to 1 vote Tuesday, Homewood’s Board of Trustees approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to join 10 area municipalities in a search for an alternate method of obtaining Lake Michigan water rather than the existing route through the City of Chicago. Trustee Karen Washington cast the opposing vote.[Read More…]

Flossmoor OKs pact that could lead to regional water authority

Flossmoor and 10 other south suburban communities – including Homewood – are on the verge of forming a regional commission that will study alternatives to purchasing Lake Michigan water from Chicago. At their Dec. 19 meeting, Flossmoor village board members unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the other municipalities[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…]

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