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Water fight looming with Skokie?

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Evanston aldermen tonight will be asked to approve a four-month contract extension to supply Evanston water to the Village of Skokie.

The existing 20-year agreement between the two communities is scheduled to run out Tuesday.

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The proposed short-term extension includes a two-percent rate increase to $1.0797 per 1,000 gallons, but Evanston officials say that using standard rate-setting guidelines from the American Water Works Association, the rate could be more than twice that — as much as $2.21 per 1,000 gallons.

Skokie officials have strongly disagreed with Evanston’s position.

More about the city’s position in the dispute can be found in the packet for tonight’s City Council meeting.

 

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