Water Supply Project for Cities Near Chicago

Water Supply Project for Cities Near Chicago

A project has been formed which is intended to supply the residents of the municipalities within a sixteenmile radius of Chicago with water from Lake Michigan. The estimated cost of the proposed system is between $15,000,000 and $20,000,000. Plans have been drawn calling for a tunnel four or five miles out in the lake which will radiate from 22nd Street and Harlem Ave., Chicago, to supply the various towns and villages with a total estimated population of 300,000.

Arrangements now under way for a meeting of the village board and mayors of the towns of the affected area to discuss the project and to formulate an organization looking toward the necessary legislation and finances.

Thomas J. Dolan, president of the Chicago Foundation Company has prepared the plans and has estimated that the system could he completed from two to four years depending upon the financial support which it receives. City Councellor H. E. Blackwell and John J. O’Brien, commissioner of public works, of Berwyn, are active in support of the project.

New Reservoir for Independence, Mo.—Plans are in progress, according to H. A. Gallagher, manager of the Independence Water Company, for the construction of a 2,000,000 gal. reservoir and other improvements to the water works.

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