Friday, Dec 8, 2017: ***WATER RESTRICTIONS LIFTED VILLAGE-WIDE***
At this time, we are lifting the water restrictions. You do not need to boil water you may resume water consumption as you were before the restriction. I would, however, always ask to conserve water whenever you can.
I would like to thank first and foremost, Phil Landru, for your hard work and dedication to the Village. In addition, I would like to thank the residents, business owners and school district for adhering to the call for water use reductions. Your participation is vital in solving the challenges we face as a community. I would like to conclude with a warning – this event was an eye opener. We have 80 year old cast iron pipes underground and some may fail in the future. The Village Board has been proactively replacing all water main that is feasible. We have been and will continue looking for grant funding and options to replace water main proactively. We have also been in the process of adding a new municipal well to our water operation. This process takes months and there will be the possibility of having to call for more water reductions in the future.
Thank you again and now on to the next challenge — break out the snow shovels!!