INQUIRING MINDS – YOUR WATER
WE USE IT EVERY DAY, BUT RARELY DO WE CONSIDER WHERE IT COMES FROM, HOW IT GETS
HERE AND WHAT TYPE OF INFRASTRUCTURE BRINGS IT TO OUR HOMES AND BUSINESSES.
IMPROVEMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO THE REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM BY WHICH OUR WATER IS DELIVERED.
WHAT IS THE REGIONAL WATER SYSTEM?
The Regional Water System distributes treated Lake Michigan
water, purchased from the City of Chicago, and redistributed
through Oak Lawn to communities including Orland Park.
WHY ARE IMPROVEMENTS NECESSARY?
The main objective is to protect the water supply delivery
and quality of water coming into Orland Park. Aging water
mains and other buried infrastructure must be addressed
in order to avoid risks to public health and safety by
contamination of treated water, as well as loss of fire
protection due to deteriorating water mains. In addition,
new and rebuilt public water infrastructure is needed to
serve a growing and increasingly more urban population.
WHAT IS BEING DONE SPECIFICALLY?
Improvements include the transformation of the delivery
system by updating the pumping systems, control systems
and building a fully redundant secondary transmission
line which will deliver water needs in the event of a
catastrophic failure of the present transmission line or other
element of the system. Currently, many components have
been in use for over 40 years, and need to be replaced.
WILL THIS IMPACT RATES AT SOME POINT?
Yes. Village of Orland Park residents will see an increase
included in their water bill structure as the Village of Oak
Lawn increases its rates charged to its customer communities.
CAN I HELP CONTROL MY WATER RATE?
Yes. The Village of Orland Park utilizes a four (4)-tier water
rate system in which conservative water usage is billed at
a lower rate.
Up to 7,000 gallons of water
Up to 12,000 gallons of water
Up to 22,0000 gallons of water
Over 22,000 gallons of water
(per billing period)
HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND TOWN?
CURIOUS ABOUT VILLAGE SERVICES?
WELL, YOU HAVE ASKED AND WE ARE ANSWERING!
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED TOPICS AND ANSWERS:
WHAT IS THE VILLAGE
PROGRAM AND WHAT
STREETS ARE BEING
ADDRESSED IN 2017?
...want to know!
THE LOCAL BASEBALL GAMES
ARE OFTEN CANCELED DUE
TO WET BALLFIELDS. WHAT
IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE
WHAT IS THE
VILLAGE DOING TO