WPSD: Boil order back in effect in southern IllinoisPosted Feb 05, 2016
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -
A boil order affecting a large area of southern Illinois has been reissued after it was lifted Friday morning.
A water main break led the initial boil order to be issued for Elizabethtown, Cave-In-Rock, Herod, Equality, and Junction. A spokesperson with Illinois American Water says that water main unfortunately experienced another break soon after the order was lifted. The new boil order is expected to be in effect for 36 to 48 hours.... Read More »
Daily Southtown: Illinois American Water requests rate hikePosted Jan 29, 2016
Some Illinois American Water customers could spend an additional $300 a year or more on their bills if its proposed rate increase is approved.
The utility, which serves about 1.2 million people statewide, filed a request Thursday with the Illinois Commerce Commission to increase rates starting in January 2017.
Customers in the Chicago metro area who get lake water and sewer service from Illinois American Water would see a water price increase of $3.62 per month. The company has also proposed... Read More »
WTTW Chicago Tonight: Why Catfish Are the Future for Cleaner Chicago WaterPosted Jan 22, 2016
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled expansions to the Chicago Riverwalk last summer, he called the riverfront “Chicago’s next recreational frontier.” But just how close are the city’s waterways to being a fully recreational attraction? Well, that depends on your interpretation of “recreation.”
The river may be safe enough for kayaking, but if you’re thinking about diving in, you might want to consider a hazmat suit in lieu of one for bathing.
Here's why:... Read More »
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