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Six Evanston residents will be hired as part of the city’s effort to replace leaking or broken lead service lines under a workforce development program approved May 9 by the Evanston City Council.
City Council members voted 9-0 to authorize funding for the program.
The costs will be split between the city’s Water Fund ($861,000) and federal American Recovery Plan Act monies ($930,000) for water and sewer infrastructure.
On the city side, staff is proposing a 5% water rate increase in 2023 and 4% increase in 2024 to generate the revenue needed for the improvements.
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