How is water allocated with the Grand Prairie Water Commission? Can that allocation amount be adjusted over time, or is it a limited amount?

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources regulates water allocation. Allocation is based on projected average daily demands, and increases in demand are factored in. The allocation amounts would be reviewed every 10 years to ensure communities are receiving the appropriate water amounts and applicable increases. Allocation can be adjusted to account for growth as well.

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1. What improvements will be made to the water system with joining the Grand Prairie Water Commission (GPWC)?
2. How is water allocated with the Grand Prairie Water Commission? Can that allocation amount be adjusted over time, or is it a limited amount?
3. In the event of a disruption in service from the Grand Prairie Water Commission, would the Village be able to use its existing wells for a water source?
4. What treatment and/or maintenance will the Village need to do on water from Lake Michigan?
5. Is there a possibility that experts are wrong on the timeline for the aquifers to be depleted?
6. What will happen to the homes that are currently on wells?
7. When will we begin receiving Lake Michigan water? When will residents notice a change in their water rates?
8. What other advantages of using Lake Michigan as a water source are there?