Investigators have exposed gaffes in the bureaucracy that is the Chicago Department of Water Management. Both unmetered and metered accounts have been hit with inaccurate usage water bills. The remaining 180,608 unmetered accounts are billed as estimates rather than actual water usage!
The aquifer that supplies Chicago suburb Joliet’s drinking water is expected to dry up by 2030. The suburb is now in talks with both the city of Chicago and the city of Hammond to provide water from Lake Michigan.
Chicago gave preliminary approval on Monday to a proposal that could bring in tens of millions of dollars in new revenue if Joliet chooses Chicago over Hammond.