Northbrook trustees are discussing a $6.7 million project to fix the unintended problems created by the village’s water tower on the west side of town, but are hoping to not have to raise water rates, according to an article in TribLocal.
The village spent $2.5 million on a second tower in 2011 in hopes that it would improve water pressure on the west side of town, the article says. But it overcompensated and caused a large number of water main breaks, leading the village to not use it at full capacity.
Trustees are now considering a plan that would divide the village into two zones and use new valves, pumps and a two-mile section of new water main to remedy the situation.
Patch reader Jim Kelly wrote about his displeasure with the situation on Northbrook Patch last week before the board meeting.
“In the 35 years that I have lived in Northbrook, there has never been a bigger mistake made by elected public officials than the current situation with the water system,” he wrote.
What do you think the village should do to remedy the water system problems?