Tag Archive | water

Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

Alternate water filtration system studied

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 16, 2014 Steve Johnson has invited other trustees to join him on a visit to Plano Illinois to inspect that municipality’s Filtronics-brand water filtration system, saying it “piqued our interest.” Johnson, the village board’s liaison with the water department, recently characterized the system as more closely resembling a “sand-filter system” than […]

Crete board funds water filtration test

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 2, 2014 Village officials are moving forward on testing a filtration system intended to significantly reduce iron-related stains from village water. But Trustee Steve Johnson says the start of the 12-week pilot study at Well No. 9 is up to HR Green, a national company specializing in municipal water systems. […]

Howard, Ogalla talk district issues with state pols

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 28, 2014 [Revised & updated as of 02:30 p.m. 03-28-14] In February, Crete-area resident Zachary Nelson notified Eastern Will County News that a train had been blocking Elmscourt Lane southwest of Balmoral Racing Park since 10 the previous evening. That train continued blocking the crossing “for over two days,” says […]

S&P: rates Crete credit AA+

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 27, 2014 The world’s leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks has raised Crete government’s credit rating to AA+, ranking it with Tinley Park and Orland Park. The Standard & Poor’s rating “reflects our assessment of the village’s very strong budgetary flexibility and performance, as well as its […]

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 11, 2014 A desk-sized device could be key to a new system that would bring Crete village well water more in line with the Lake Michigan product enjoyed by other communities. The self-cleaning microfiber water-filter will part of a 12-week pilot program at Well No. 9 expected to begin before […]

Crete officials discuss emails, texts

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 23, 2014 Crete Trustee Mark Wiater says village officials can delete emails and text messages any time — after notifying the state archives. Wiater, responding to a question by Crete resident Don Seehausen at the Jan. 13 village board meeting, said the deletions occur “basically when someone has the time […]