Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0451    Version: 1 Name: Joint Resolution authorizing execution of a Water Purchase and Sale Contract with the Village of Buffalo Grove for the purchase and sale of potable water, via Lake Michigan, to the County’s customers within its water distribution system.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/15/2022 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Joint Resolution authorizing execution of a Water Purchase and Sale Contract with the Village of Buffalo Grove for the purchase and sale of potable water, via Lake Michigan, to the County's customers within its water distribution system.
Attachments: 1. 22-0451 Lake County_Pekara Water Agreement
Title
Joint Resolution authorizing execution of a Water Purchase and Sale Contract with the Village of Buffalo Grove for the purchase and sale of potable water, via Lake Michigan, to the County's customers within its water distribution system.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Public Works Department has sought to secure a permanent supply of Lake Michigan water to serve the 1,227 service connections in the Pekara and Horatio Gardens neighborhoods that are currently being served by five wells.
* Buffalo Grove has been identified as the best source to provide Lake Michigan water to these unincorporated areas by contract through the Northwest Water Commission (NWC) and has storage reservoirs near the County's System and backup wells, which would continue to supply water in the event of a NWC shutdown.
* LCPW is currently in the process of obtaining a Lake Michigan water allocation for this area and would construct a delivery structure as required by contract to connect.
* The Village of Buffalo Grove approved the Contract on February 22, 2022.
* This resolution authorizes the execution of the Contract between County and the Village of Buffalo Grove for purchase of Lake Michigan water.
* In accordance with County Board Rules, the State's Attorney's Office has reviewed this Intergovernmental Agreement prior to action by the County Board.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, the County of Lake (County) owns and operates the Pekara Water System; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Buffalo Grove (Village) owns and operates a public water distribution system in the vicinity of the County's Pekara Water System;

WHEREAS, the County and the Village desire to enter into a Water Purchase and Sale Contract for the purchase and sale of potable water, via Lake Michigan, to the County's customers within its water distribution system; and

WHEREAS, The Village is allowed by contract with the Northwest Water Commission to sell water to these unincorporated areas; and

WHEREAS, The Co...

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