Water Committee

Meetings


3rd Saturday of the Month
8:00 a.m.
Prospect Heights City Hall
Council Chambers
8 N. Elmhurst Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

To contact the Water Committee by email:

watercommittee@prospect-heights.org

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available after approval.
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Members

  • Bob Korvas - Chairman
  • Anne Kurlich - Vice Chair
  • Kay Michaely - Secretary
  • Sean Dwyer
  • Louis Ennesser 
  • Ralph Kendall
  • Dee Munroe
Residents of Prospect Heights have the opportunity to serve on a number of boards or commissions that represent the city. Residents that are interested on serving on a committee should contact City Hall and complete a volunteer application.

Overview


The Water Committee is an advisory panel that will support the residents of the City of Prospect Heights with respect to potable water issues.

Water Surveys and Results

  
2015 1st Water Survey Details Click Here
  
2016 2nd Water Survey Click Here

 

1st and 2nd Water Survey Results



The combined responses from the first and second water surveys were reported at the April 23rd, 2016 Water Committee meeting.
 
  • 823 responses were received
  • 300 residents indicated interest in bringing in city water
  • 440 residents indicated that they were not interested in city water
  • 83 residents responded “Maybe” to the question regarding bringing in city water
  • 61 residents indicated interest in a well water forum to improve their well water
  • 209 residents indicated that they would like to volunteer or might be interested in volunteering on a sub-committee for the process for Special Service Area creation (bringing city water to an area) or improving well water quality

A “Call to Action” letter for volunteers was mailed to residents who indicated they might be interested in volunteering on a sub-committee. If you missed the letter or did not receive it but are interested in volunteering on either of the sub-committees (Well water purification or Process for SSA creation, click on the Volunteer Letter or you can email the water committee directly at watercommittee@prospect.org.

Questions regarding the water survey or any potable water issue can be directed to the Water Committee at watercommittee@prospect-heights.org.

Previous Water System Studies

Water System Study - 2013 


Study was undertaken to update and re-evaluate the 2007 Water System Master Plan which included the potential expansion of the City's existing water system to provide Lake Michigan water to areas of the City currently served by private water wells or other Lake Michigan water providers, specifically Special Service Area 9 (SSA-9).

Water Rate Study - 2012


Study was undertaken to evaluate the existing network of City-owned water infrastructure in order to ensure that all systems are funded properly. Includes present conditions, future conditions, baseline cash flow analysis, rate structure analysis and rate scenarios.

Water System Master Plan - 2007

 


Study authorized to evaluate the expansion of the City's existing water system to provide Lake Michigan water to the areas currently served by private wells or other Lake Michigan water providers. Includes a history of master plans, planning area, existing conditions, future conditions, evaluation of water system facilities, discussion of improvements, Engineer's opinions of probable cost and recommendations.

 

"White Paper" Water Study Committee Summary Report - 2000


Study authorized by the Prospect Heights City Council to provide a current, reliable point of information and reference for water matters relating to the future. Includes the costs of wells and condition of well water in the City, cost of obtaining Lake Michigan water, water distribution history, eastside water system and Lake water considerations. Study also includes a history of water-related activity from 1976 thru 1999.

Water System Master Plan - 2007

 


Study authorized to evaluate the expansion of the City's existing water system to provide Lake Michigan water to the areas currently served by private wells or other Lake Michigan water providers. Includes a history of master plans, planning area, existing conditions, future conditions, evaluation of water system facilities, discussion of improvements, Engineer's opinions of probable cost and recommendations.

Water System Master Plan - 2007

 


Study authorized to evaluate the expansion of the City's existing water system to provide Lake Michigan water to the areas currently served by private wells or other Lake Michigan water providers. Includes a history of master plans, planning area, existing conditions, future conditions, evaluation of water system facilities, discussion of improvements, Engineer's opinions of probable cost and recommendations.

Current City Water Rates

Private Well Water Testing


Properties not serviced by the city water system operate on private wells. Residents are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of private wells. Property owners wishing to check the quality of their well water will need to obtain a water testing bottle. The City does not endorse any water testing facility.

Understanding Ground Water and Aquifers


Groundwater
Illinois Water Cycle
Shallow and Deep Aquifer Graphic