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Water in the Works at Blackwell

The Forest Preserve District has entered into an agreement with Warrenville to bring city water to office and maintenance buildings on Mack Road at Blackwell Forest Preserve. A municipal water source is critical for meeting life-safety requirements that are part of current fire-protection codes.

A roughly 1.25-mile water main extension will run north to Mack Road mainly along Williams Road, minimizing disturbances to natural areas. With it the District can create a looped municipal water system that will not only serve the agency’s needs but also benefit the community by providing a more reliable water service to local residents. The water main will also allow the District to move forward with construction of a new fleet maintenance building, which was on hold until a water source was secured.

The District has allocated approximately $1.76 million in construction and development funds for the project’s design, permitting and construction.

Source: The Conservationist Spring 2016  
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