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Hammond looks to expand water revenue

HAMMOND — The city is in negotiations with a group of Illinois communities that could increase the amount of revenue it is receiving through the sale of water.

The Hammond Water Works Department already sells water to a number of communities in Illinois and Indiana, although it is the city’s contract with Chicago Heights that has significantly brightened Hammond’s financial outlook.

After the Chicago Heights contract with Hammond expired in 2012, the city worked out an arrangement under a new contract in which Hammond would receive the bulk of the money produced through the sale…Please click here to read Ed Bierschenk’s story in the Times.

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