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Villages of Glencoe and Winnetka Partner on Water System Analysis

April 17, 2019 10:32 AM

The Village Boards of Glencoe and Winnetka have approved a joint water system analysis to explore possible opportunities for combining part or all of their water production and distribution systems. The feasibility study will be completed by engineering firm Strand Associates, which is familiar with both communities’ water distribution systems and treatment facilities.

Strand is expected to deliver their analysis and report to both Villages in spring 2020. At that time, the Boards will consider what, if any, legitimate opportunities exist and what potential next steps might be.

The Village of Glencoe’s Water Treatment Plant was constructed in 1928 and will require major investment in the coming decades.  The Village of Winnetka’s Water Plant was originally constructed in 1893, and the facility is integrated with Winnetka’s Electric Power Plant.  In 2017, Winnetka completed a Water Rate Study that incorporated the significant capital investments which will be required in the near and long-term.

The feasibility study is a first step toward investigating ways to expand inter-governmental partnerships, with the goal of investing in major infrastructure as wisely as possible.

Megan Pierce at 847-716-3543 for more information.  To see a press release about the study, click here.


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