Thursday, December 27, 2012
Increases approved in 2011 in response to rate hikes by Chicago, DuPage Water Commission.
Glen Ellyn residents will see a 9.5-percent bump in their water and sewer bills beginning in January as part of the village’s ongoing plan to offset increased costs by water providers. The actual residential rate increases by $1.22 to $14.06 per 1,000 gallons used in a month. That represents $7.41 for water and $6.65 for sewer. As an example, the average residential user of 6,000 gallons will see a $7.32 increase in their bill, according to the village. In late 2011, the village passed a plan to implement the 9.5-percent increases through 2015 to cover rate hikes passed on by the City of Chicago through the DuPage Water Commission. Glen Ellyn obtains its water from Lake Michigan, first through Chicago’s system and then through the DWC …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
An overhaul is being done after the agency misspent its $69 million reserve fund.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The DuPage Water Commission has implemented several reforms that are correcting the problems of the past and putting its financial house in order, according to an accountability report DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin released Wednesday at a press conference. The report was compiled by Crowe Horwath, an accounting firm Cronin hired, as part of an ongoing review of all boards and commissions to which the County Board chairman appoints trustees and members. The report consists of a compilation of the water commission’s finances and operations in addition to recommendations to continue reforming the agency. The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday that Cronin initiated the broad review of agencies in the wake of stories in the Tribune …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Both projects should be complete within six to eight weeks, village manager says.
Glen Ellyn officials unanimously approved $60,000 to increase water flow in one of the village’s reserve wells that recently underwent a process to decontaminate the water supply. Following the work to restore water quality, village officials discovered the well, which is a backup system for the town’s water supply, was not drawing as much as needed. Jeff Perrigo, interim public works director, said the well should draw approximately 1,000 gallons per minute, but currently it is drawing only 325 gallons per minute. Water Well Solutions, the company that worked to decontaminate the well earlier, will address the water flow issue, said village manager Mark Franz. The $60,000 to repair the flow will be spent on top of the $86,000 spent to …