April 21, 2015
The cost of water is dropping for most DuPage County towns for the first time since the agency that supplies Lake Michigan water was rocked by a financial scandal more than five years ago.
The DuPage Water Commission has cut rates by about 2 percent as part of the agency’s roughly $123 million budget for the fiscal year that starts May 1…
While the commission has about $12 million in remaining debt, that amount is scheduled to be paid in full by May 2016.
“I just think it’s a remarkable turnaround,” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said. “When you think about where they were four years ago and consider the fact that they are prepared to implement a 2 percent reduction in rates … it’s just dramatic.
“There were all sorts of problems and issues and scandals,” Cronin said. “Today, they’re a model agency.”