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Things to Know

  1. Long-term water supply needs of communities in the region cannot be reliably met through the use of groundwater.

  2. In the interest of public health, safety and welfare, the Cities of Crest Hill and Joliet and the Villages of Channahon, Minooka, Romeoville, and Shorewood have collaboratively worked together to establish the Grand Prairie Water Commission.

  3. The mission is to provide a sustainable, reliable, and high-quality water supply for member communities by 2030 and beyond in order to support public health, safety, economic interests, and quality of life.

  4. The new water supply infrastructure project consists of the planning, design, and construction of a new Lake Michigan water supply for the Grand Prairie Water Commission by 2030.

  5. The new water supply infrastructure will be sized to accommodate future growth within the participating Grand Prairie communities in order to support future generations and economic development.

  6. The Grand Prairie Water Commission will provide high quality water from Lake Michigan that will eliminate the need for home water softeners and purchased bottled water.

  7. A population of over 300,000 people will be served by the Grand Prairie Water Commission in 2030.

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