Morton Grove Niles Water Commission Announces Collaboration with City of Evanston for Water Supply Improvement Project

 

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Morton Grove Niles Water Commission Announces Collaboration with City of Evanston for Water Supply Improvement Project

Collaboration creates a Water Supply Improvement Project designed to stabilize rates, and allow the member Villages to rebuild water infrastructure 

Morton Grove, IL - The Villages of Morton Grove and Niles are partnering with the City of Evanston to supply residents of Morton Grove and Niles with safe, high-quality water, at a stabilized rate that allows for future infrastructure improvements. This project will construct a new water supply system from the City of Evanston, through Skokie to Morton Gove and Niles. This project will result in capital improvements for the four communities including reconstruction of streets, curbs and gutters along the route.

For decades, Morton Grove and Niles have been reliably receiving their water from Lake Michigan via the City of Chicago’s treatment and transmission systems.  Due to a need for rate stabilization, the pursuit of Lake Michigan water from the City of Evanston was purely an economic decision.  As water contracts near their expiration dates, the Morton Grove Niles Water Commission was formed to collaboratively develop a plan that would provide residents with a more affordable water supply. The commission and Evanston officials reached an agreement to supply water to over 50,000 residents of Morton Grove and Niles, saving the communities a total of $21,000 per day in water costs. This collective effort provides benefits for every community involved in this project.

Work is scheduled to begin within the next 30 days and is planned to be completed by August 2019.

The commission invites the public to learn more about the Water Supply Improvement Project at upcoming open house events in Morton Grove and Skokie. These events will give the residents an opportunity to learn more about the project, view planned construction routes, meet the project team and ask questions.

Open House Information:

Monday, February 12, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Morton Grove American Legion Civic Center
6140 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Oakton Community Center
4701 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076

For updates and additional information about the project and events, please visit http://mg-n-wc.org or contact the message center at (847) 588-7979

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