The Daily Northwestern

Evanston celebrates national water campaign with art contest

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under City, Local, National

Evanston will hold an art and photography contest for elementary, middle and high school students in celebration of a national campaign. National Drinking Water Week, which runs from May 3-9, draws attention to the role of w...

Local governments approve Evanston to supply Des Plaines with water

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 7, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Four village boards voted Monday night to approve an agreement for Evanston to supply Des Plaines with up to 5 million gallons of potable water a day starting in 2015. The Illinois village boards of Palatine, Arlington Heights,...

Old pipes costing Evanston $60K above projections

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

February 10, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston is shelling out an additional $60,000 to cover repairs for water main and sewer construction downtown. According to city documents, a third of Evanston's water mains are more than 100 years old and more than half a...

Evanston responds to water report

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 26, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston Utilities Department on Thursday reiterated that it has not detected lead in the city's water, responding to a report that the toxic material is surfacing in some Chicago households. Citing new federal research,...