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Flossmoor Village Board supports passing Chicago, Harvey water rate increases to residents

April 11, 2021 - 14:12
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Flossmoor residents may see their water bills go up by 7 cents per 1,000 gallons starting this month.

The Village Board voiced its support to “pass through” both a Harvey rate increase and a Chicago component increase onto residents’ water bills. Chicago’s rate is expected to increase June 1 and Harvey’s on July 1. Pending formal approval April 19, water rates would increase from $11.41 per 1,000 gallons to $11.48.

Homewood signs agreement in search for alternative water source

January 12, 2017 - 20:38
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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.

Chicago has imposed hefty rate hikes in recent years: 25 percent in 2012 and 15 percent in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Flossmoor OKs pact that could lead to regional water authority

December 20, 2016 - 15:54
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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 that is the first step toward the establishment of a regional water authority.

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