Tag: water system

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…]

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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.

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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[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[Read More…]

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