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Water Woes After Chicago Increases Prices

Did you know your water bill was recently affected by a 25 percent increase in water price from Chicago? Well—it's going to be getting worse.

 and residents might be unhappy with their water bill thanks to increased water rates imposed by the City of Chicago.

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, water rates have risen 25 percent since Jan. 1 and annual 15 percent hikes are planned for the next three years. This will more than double the former costs within a few years.

The Trib says the current conditions are stimulating different suburban tows to consider alternatives.

This was discussed during a recent Homewood Village Board meeting, but it was determined that any alternatives would not feasibly avail themselves for at least a few years, so they’re sticking with Chicago for the time being.

The rate hike is a necessary move to keep an aging system going, according to city officials.

You can read the full article on the Chicago Tribune’s website.

Southside2 March 01, 2012 at 02:46 PM
I had heard that the original deal was with Harvey some 30-40 years ago, HF had to pay to upgrade Harvey's water system eventually and that the increases were a result of that agreeement. But Harvey gets the water from Chicago and they are years behind in paying! So Chicago goes after Harvey and we get screwed.
Homewood Jim March 01, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I'm starting to really miss Mayor Daley!
babyboomer March 01, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I think we need to consider getting our water from Indiana, I understand some other burbs are considering. In the meantime I am going to dig my own well, seriously!!
babyboomer March 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM
My neighbor has a well which he has not tapped yet, I think her might consider it.
SHUSSBAR March 03, 2012 at 05:59 AM
METRA TICKET +25 % WATER + 25 % GAS : Tripled in 10 years My pay check over the 3 last years = + 4 %..

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