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Lincolnwood starts getting Evanston water

Lincolnwood now has become the 10th community to be supplied with water by the City of Evanston

Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty and Lincolnwood Village President Barry Bass at the pump house ceremony.

Lincolnwood now has become the 10th community to be supplied with water by the City of Evanston.

Officials from both towns gathered at the village’s pump house at 6441 Crawford Ave. on Thursday to mark the completion of a project that was several years in the making.

“This project is a win-win for both of our communities,” said Mayor Steve Hagerty. “Not only will this new water connection supply Lincolnwood residents with fresh, clean drinking water and lower water rates, it will provide the City of Evanston with a steady stream of revenue for the next 39 years or more.”

The Evanston City Council approved a 39-year water supply agreement with the Village of Lincolnwood in August 2018. The City officially began supplying the 12,500 resident of the village with Evanston drinking water on Aug. 1, following the construction of a new water transmission main. The project is expected will generate an additional $500,000 in annual revenue for Evanston.

In completing the project, Lincolnwood became Evanston’s second new wholesale water customer in the last two years. Evanston began selling water to the Morton Grove – Niles Water Commission in 2019.

Evanston now provides drinking water to more than 400,000 customers in eight communities besides Evanston and Lincolnwood. The others are Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Niles, Palatine, Skokie and Wheeling.

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