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Decision day nears for towns that want water via Hammond

If south suburban towns are serious about their goal of gaining independence from Chicago’s rising water rates, it’s time to put their money where their faucet is.

After three years of planning, members of the South Suburban Joint Area Water Agency are expected to decide within the next few weeks whether to make a long-term commitment to a $300 million project to install a new pipeline to get Lake Michigan water from Hammond, which consultants say will provide much lower water rates in the future…Please click here to read Susan Demar Lafferty’s story in the Southtown Star, or here for an update.

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