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Orland Park mulls ways to curb water use

As the price of water continues to rise, something not expected to change any time soon, Orland Park officials are embarking on a strategy of figuring out how to use less of it.

But as they start to consider a series of ordinances that have a cumulative goal of conserving water, trustees say they don’t want to enact heavy-handed regulations forcing residents to turn off the spigot.

The village gulps down, on average, about 2 billion gallons of water annually, the majority of that being used by homes. But the village government is a significant user.

Orland Park has been working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, which in 2011 provided the village with a grant to develop a comprehensive water conservation strategy….Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s full story in the Southtown Star.

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