Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Highland Park received the Illinois Section American Water Works
Association 100 Year Club Award in honor of the George B. Prindle Water Treatment Plant.
The information below comes from the City of Highland Park. The City of Highland Park received the Illinois Section American Water Works Association 100 Year Club Award in honor of the water supply services provided to customers through the George B. Prindle Water Treatment Plant since 1869. The award was received by the Public Works Department on behalf of the City.The Department staff namely Water Distribution Superintendent Bill Stewart, Water Production Superintendent Don Jensen, and Water Plant Operators Henry Peskator and Jim Chang also received Quarter Century Awards to honor their dedication and commitment to water production for the City of Highland Park for more than 25 years. “We are all proud of the outstanding service our …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering describes the $30 million upgrade to the Water Treatment Plant, which was built in 1929.
Last Friday, after more than twelve years of planning, the City of Highland Park broke ground on a long-awaited $30 million upgrade to the Water Treatment Plant that was built in 1929. The investment will increase capacity as well as improve water safety, with the installation of a microfiltration system. The new filtration technology will address Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and other water-borne parasites known to be present in the Lake Michigan basin. The microfiltration technology will also eliminate the need for pre-treatment chemical additives to the water. The renovations are expected to be done by September 2014. By working with our five nearby municipal water customers: Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, Ft. Sheridan and the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Upgrades to Highland Park's water treatment plant, which also supplies water to Deerfield and Lake Forest, are about to begin. The public is invited to a groundbreaking on Friday, Feb. 15 to kick off the two-year project.
Friday, February 8
The City of Highland Park will mark the commencement of the two-year project to upgrade the George B. Prindle Water Treatment Plant with a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The plant is located at the east end of Park Avenue at the lakefront. The facility was built in 1929 and can produce 21 million gallons of water per day. For many years, the summer time demands have approached the Environmental Protection Agency’s permitted threshold. As a result, the city had been exploring increasing plant capacity since the early 1990’s. The project was approved by the city council on Dec. 10, 2012. The upgrade will incorporate state of the art membrane filtration technology which provides superior protection against waterborne …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The upgrade will be funded through a combination of bonds and will cost about $31 million. Construction is set to begin in January.
The information below comes from the City of Highland Park. The City Council took steps to advance the upgrade of the Highland Park's Water Treatment Plant at last Monday's meeting. Located at the east end of Park Avenue on Lake Michigan, the plant provides potable water for all water customers in Highland Park. The City contractually provides water to the municipalities of Deerfield, Lincolnshire and Bannockburn, and provides service to the Glenbrook Sanitary District and Fort Sheridan. Those contracts extend through year 2032. Additionally, the City has the capability to provide water on an emergency basis to Northbrook, Highwood, Lake Forest and Glencoe. The facility was built in 1929 and can produce 21 million gallons of water per …
Monday, November 26, 2012
With a water plant upgrade and a downtown redevelopment project in the works, our city leaders are planning for the future of Highland Park.
- Ed Brill
Monday, November 26, 2012
Over the last several weeks, the City of Highland Park has sponsored open houses for two potential future projects. One has been in planning stages for nearly fifteen years; the other is just in the planning stages now. Whether viewed separately or together, both projects demonstrate the kind of big picture, forward thinking that city staff and officials can offer. The first is a planned 2013 budget item. Highland Park's public works department is planning a major upgrade to the water treatment plant. First constructed in 1929, the plant is capable of processing 21 million gallons of water a day. The technology upgrade, should it be approved in the new city budget, would increase capacity by 50 percent utilizing new "space age polymer" (…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Next week, the city offers residents a chance to see firsthand how its water plant provides safe, reliable drinking water to Highland Park.
The information below comes from the City of Highland Park. The City of Highland Park will offer free guided tours of the George B. Prindle Water Treatment Plant, 10 East Park Avenue, for interested members of the community. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. These one-hour tours will provide residents an opportunity to learn about the City’s water supply and what it takes to provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water to more than 60,000 people. Each tour will teach participants about the exciting route that water takes before it arrives at your residence or business. Visitors will also be briefed on the City’s plans to upgrade the Water Plant to incorporate state-of-the-art …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Steve Mandel addresses issues with upgrading city's water plant in light of bans on outdoor water use.
When we first approached the discussion of upgrading our water plant in 2002, a few issues were brought up. Earlier: City Lifts Outdoor Water Ban The first issue was that with new technologies emerging we could remove some micro organisms from the water to make the water safer (the reality is statistically a very very small degree of safer water). Let's be perfectly clear on this issue- our water standards meets and exceeds our federal and state standards and is very safe and healthy to drink. Secondly, we could increase capacity so we would not have problems supplying water during high demand dry times like we are currently experiencing. Since 2002 the projects cost has over doubled while the size of the project has decreased by double …