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Lake Michigan Water Project

A significant amount of planning and design work has been taking place to bring Lake Michigan Water to the Villages of Lake Villa and Lindenhurst and to Lake County's Grandwood Park and Fox Lake Hills water systems. 

The final engineering design phase of the project continues with the goal of advertising for bids starting in December of 2015. The project is divided into four bid packages.  The first bid package is scheduled for bidding at the end of 2015 and the last bid package is scheduled for bidding in spring of 2016.  

Easement acquisition has been initiated for the project and if the transmission main travels through your property you will be contacted.  The firm coordinating easement acquisition is Land Acquisitions, Inc. located in Buffalo Grove.   

Major milestones moving forward include:

  • ​Finalize plans and specifications for construction of four CLCJAWA water delivery structures
  • Finalize contract documents for the transmission main
  • Coordinate with agencies and complete all necessary permit submittals
  • Develop final project cost estimates
  • Finalize pipeline easements
  • Coordinate IEPA Loan Process
  • Assist in bidding and contractor awards

Facility improvements may also be made to some communities' local water systems in preparation for Lake Michigan water delivery.

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