Herald: Report: Job not finished for DuPage water group

March 14, 2014

Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald

A report prepared by an accounting firm concludes that the DuPage Water Commission has made “significant changes to improve financial oversight and internal controls” since the agency was revamped after squandering tens of millions of dollars in reserve cash.

Still, there’s additional work ahead for the commission, which is responsible for supplying more than two dozen municipalities and agencies with Lake Michigan water…

“Two years ago, the DuPage Water Commission was in crisis,” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said.

“The water commission has made a remarkable turnaround,” Cronin added. “This represents how an embattled public agency can be reformed — and quickly reformed — in order to serve the best interest of the taxpayers.”…

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