Leadership

Water Plans for Wilmette

Issue 21 and Volume 60.

Water Plans for Wilmette The growth of the population of Wilmette, Ill., has been rapid. Since July 1st, 1892, Wilmette has purchased its water from Evanston, being served through a 12-inch pipe, which delivers it at the border. For two a change seems desirable to many Wilmette residents. The existing contract under which Evanston has been serving Wilmette with water at 6 cents per 1,000 gallons, expires next July and Wilmette has been notified that if the service is continued the price will be 8 cents per 1,000 gallons. In recent years the growth of population has been so large that Evanston has not been able to maintain sufficient pressure through the 12lnch main to keep it at sixty pounds. It became necessary for Wilmette to put in booster pumps, which are located in the pumping station of the sanitary district at Wilmette and operated by electricity, in order to…

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