| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Burr Ridge officials are expediting a program to upgrade and replace all residential water meters in the suburb.
The village plans to replace about 700 water meters each year, according to Paul May, public works director/village engineer. The entire...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Faced with a staggering $40 million pricetag on replacing its aging lakefront water treatment plant, Glencoe is considering partnering with the Northwest Water Commission to dramatically reduce the cost, officials said.
"They have been looking for a...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The ban on outdoor water use in Highland Park and Deerfield was lifted today after problems at the Highland Park water treatment plant were resolved, officials said.
The temporary ban was issued on Monday after strainers were discovered to be clogged at...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 11:28 AM
A few Highwood residents remain opposed to the city's program of replacing outdated water meters with so-called "smart meters," but so far no one has been fined for non-compliance.
The city, in a strongly-worded letter to residents in early May, said...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:55 AM
Highland Park and Deerfield have temporarily banned outdoor water use after an unexpected problem during a water treatment plant upgrade.
Officials on Monday morning reported "intermittent problems" at the water treatment plant in Highland Park,...
| Aug 19, 2014
Highland Park has ordered a temporary ban on outdoor water use after discovering "clogged strainers" at the water treatment plant, according to a Highland Park news release.
Deerfield and Bannockburn, which receive water from Highland Park's water...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At first they called Fred Lujan a gentleman farmer.
The retired barber washed his tractor every night and parked it in the garage, a source of gentle amusement to the veteran growers around him. He called his pistachio trees his babies, his girls, and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General issued a statement saying that a $30 million Boynton Beach contract for utility services did not comply with Florida statute and the city’s own request for bidders process.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the American Water Works...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:51 AM
La temporada de los mosquitos podría atrasarse este año, al parecer debido a la llegada tardía de las lluvias de primavera que normalmente traen al sur de Florida plagas de ruidosos insectos deseosos de morder a sus víctimas.
La ausencia de lluvias...