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Water System Master Plan

Master Plan Overview

waterplant1The Village’s water treatment plant and distribution system provides over 3,000 Glencoe households, businesses and public entities with filtered water on a daily basis. However, the current plant is over 90 years old and our distribution system infrastructure requires on-going repair and maintenance. In order to continue to provide safe, clean and sustainable drinking water of the highest standards to Glencoe residents, the Village is evaluating several potential options for supplying and delivering drinking water.

The Water System Master Plan is comprised of two major initiatives: (1) the Water Distribution System Plan and (2) the Water Supply Planning Report. 

Water Distribution System Plan

View the Water Distribution System Plan  |  View the 10-Year Community Improvement Program
The Water Distribution System Plan, developed by Strand Associates, establishes a timeline for maintaining the Village's water distribution infrastructure (water mains, the water tower, the fire hydrants). This plan helps the Village prioritize capital projects based on factors such as age and cost. This list of projects is then added into the 10-Year Community Improvement Program (CIP). 

Water Supply Planning Report

View the Water Supply Planning Report  |  Water Study Quick Facts 
The Water Supply Planning Report was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of various options for the Water Treatment Plant moving forward−such as moving and rebuilding, renovating or closing the plant completely in favor of consolidating with another plant.

In 2015, the engineering firm Strand Associates conducted a feasibility study of these options which were presented to the Village Board and the subject of three public open houses/community forums.

Evaluation Considerations
Based on Village Board and public input, staff enlisted the help of Strand Associates in evaluating the following:

  • Potential costs and viability of the potential options outlined in the water supply planning study
  • Potential location of a new water plant and the status of the Village’s current plant
  • Technology used for water filtration
  • Potential partnership opportunities with other communities to purchase water
  • Potential partnership opportunity with the Northwest Water Commission to provide a redundant water supply

Water Supply Options Under Review
The Village continues to evaluate many potential options. Click the links below to learn more about each option.

Water System Master Plan Next Steps

While parts of the Water Distribution System Plan are already being implemented through the 10-Year CIP, Village staff will soon conduct a cost and rate analysis of potential options as outlined in the Water Supply Planning Report. Once this analysis is complete, findings will be presented to the Village Board and public input will be sought to help guide next steps. 

Please subscribe to Village eNews to stay connected on this topic. E-mail questions or comments to waterplant@villageofglencoe.org or reach out to the Village Manager's Office at (847) 835-4114.

Water System Master Plan Document Center

Use the documents and links below to learn more about the Master Plan process thus far. 

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