IEPA warns Sauk Village on water

IEPA warns Sauk Village on water

There are 10 comments on the The Southtown Star story from Jul 16, 2012, titled IEPA warns Sauk Village on water. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

Sauk Village residents in the coming days will be notified that the level of vinyl chloride detected in their drinking water has risen above a state-set level, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is weighing enforcement options.

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Deer Creek resident

Oak Forest, IL

#1 Jul 16, 2012
PLEASE GET LAKE MICHIGAN WATER ASAP!
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#2 Jul 17, 2012
Deer Creek resident wrote:
PLEASE GET LAKE MICHIGAN WATER ASAP!
I guess you didn't read the article that water would raise to over $100 a month, and the water authorities said the residents would ever be able to afford it? I think lake water is dead at this point.
Audience

Flossmoor, IL

#3 Jul 19, 2012
Too bad we can't just hook up to Chicago Heights water, they get city water or even Lynwood which hooked up to lansing.
Towers is full of crap. One minute he says to business owners to buy their own water next minute he says in the same day that the water is safe.
What a retard.
the marlboro man

United States

#10 Jul 20, 2012
I think the town of sauk village is looking into hooking up to Chicago hts as we speak
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#11 Jul 20, 2012
Seriously, you people are way out of the loop... SV passed the referendum to get Lake Michigan water, not sure if they're looking to hook up through the Heights or Hammond. The cost is in the millions of dollars, and it was just announced last week that the average water bill would raise from $30 a month to over $100 a month, and it would take at least 2 years before the infrastructure is done and a single drop would come to SV. People seem to think you simply flip a switch and magically water comes from the Heights. And that same report said the water people figured the SV people would not be able to afford $100 a month for water, so the entire deal is probably dead unless SV comes up with the money on its own and is able to reduce the amount the taxpayers will have to pay. Good luck with that...
oldtimer

Harvey, IL

#13 Jul 20, 2012
Sauk Village years ago woold have been able to afford Chicago water, BUT not today, there are 3 homes on my block right now that the water is turned off for non payment. What would happen if this was with Chicago water? Hammond/Chicago Heights turns off the whole village? Let s try the air stripping first.
the marlboro man

United States

#14 Jul 20, 2012
No one said this was going to happen over nite at the flick of a switch! And would you rather poison yourselves or find a way to make this work? 100 $ is nothing compared to ones health. Mr/mrs active resident i think your the one out of the loop! Several engineering firms have already started going over what is needed to make this happen if the village chooses to go that route
ActiveResident

Park Forest, IL

#15 Jul 21, 2012
the marlboro man wrote:
No one said this was going to happen over nite at the flick of a switch! And would you rather poison yourselves or find a way to make this work? 100 $ is nothing compared to ones health. Mr/mrs active resident i think your the one out of the loop! Several engineering firms have already started going over what is needed to make this happen if the village chooses to go that route
Read the post of oldtimer again. 3 houses on his block are already without water because they couldn't afford $30 a month water. I am serious -- what would your estimate be of the % of SV residents who could afford $100 a month in water? I'd say 20%. So when that happens, how are they going to make it up? Simple, you will then pay $200 a month for water. You might think it's worth it for your health (although it won't do any good for a couple years) but I think the vast majority won't be able to afford it.

I say, look out Steger and Crete. If water goes to $100 in SV, everyone's going to leave town and come looking for cheap rentals elsewhere.
Hollabak

Michigan City, IN

#17 Jul 23, 2012
Everyone needs to first get the info correct. Although the referendum passed the IEPA said Sauk village cannot have the LM Water. The bills are still going up because now they have to fix he wells anyway. They should have done that instead of sitting on their hands and twiddling their thumbs over to years ago. The IEPA said earler this year the levels were low, now they change. No one knows what the hell is going on. No one has acually died drinking the water, there are no reports that the water has made anyone sick. but they might start tracking. If you pay 80.00 for water now every two months your bill could very well double. They were doing estimates on a program at the library. If the people would get out of their houses, go to a meeting or read what's going on in the village daily maybe theywill bebetter informed. All the bad info going out is horrible. If Bernice Houston had just told which house had the water with alleged fecal matter in it, some of this could have been checked by Public Works. Also, If Towers had not wanted the water so bad for his non-political career, and just did what needed to be done, Sauk Village could have stayed an unknown suburb instead of a national spectacle. Once again, if you don't like the water or the way the village is being run, be active, make sure you vote or move to a villae with LM Water. There are plenty. But see what the are paying for that so called Luxury!
Hollabak

Michigan City, IN

#18 Jul 23, 2012
Also the Southtown Star is a skewed paper an the information they print is always onesided so be careful of what you read there. Their reporters are almost as bad as the national enquirer!

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