Lake County Public Works demolished the old Countryside Manor Water Tower. Built in the 1960s, it could hold up to 40,000 gallons of water. A new tower was recently built next to the old one and holds a capacity of 150,000 gallons of water. The water tower provides water to local residents, and the higher elevation of the new tower allows for much better water pressure.
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.
Phase I of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water program began in 1990 and required medium and large municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to obtain NPDES coverage.