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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?

07/09/2014

A hose provides water to an Elgin residence affected by frozen pipes. (CBS)

Hydrants, Hoses Aid Some Elgin Residents With Frozen Pipes

Since the end of January, several underground water service lines have frozen in Elgin. Thirty-nine homes were temporarily without water. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

03/08/2014

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In Sochi, Russia, Don’t Touch The Water

We all know how the old saying goes when you travel: “Don’t drink the water.”

02/04/2014

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Expert: Use Of Road Salt Leads To Slight Increase In Salinity In Water Supply

As we’ve been reporting, road crews have been using so many tons of salt this winter – their supplies are dwindling.

01/29/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms

If you’re looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world’s most incredible underwater hotel rooms.

11/26/2013

Massive 24-Hour-A-Day Water Hauling Project Keeping Residents Awake

Residents in Griffith, Ind., have been losing a lot of sleep, and it’s going to continue for at least a couple weeks, after the town made a deal to allow tanker trucks to use a stretch of Cline Avenue 24 hours a day.

09/20/2013

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Water-Safety Advocate: ‘Flip, Float And Follow’ When In Distress

A warning for holiday weekend revelers planning to hit Lake Michigan: Even when the water seems calm, it can be deadly. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/30/2013

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Deerfield Residents Warned To Boil Water After Finding Of Bacterial Contamination

North suburban Deerfield has issued a boil order for residents because of a bacterial contamination was found in the water supply.

08/12/2013

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2 Investigators: Estimates Charging Chicagoans For Water They Don’t Use

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago homeowners are paying for water they don’t use. That’s because they don’t have water meters installed in their homes. Their water usage is estimated and as Pam Zekman reports, those estimates appear to be way off.

CBS 2–07/10/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Council Approves Emanuel Plan To Reduce Water Bills For Some Charities

The Chicago City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to reduce the water bills of some charitable groups, but negotiations are still continuing, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/08/2013

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Several Aldermen Preparing Ordinance To Exempt Non-Profits From Water Bills

To be honest, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti says he hasn’t seen the mayor’s ordinance yet and whether it exempts enough charities. But if it doesn’t, he says he and some colleagues have their own.

05/06/2013

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Ex-Crestwood Water Official Guilty Of Lying To Investigators

The former Crestwood water department head accused of lying to investigators about the village’s use of tainted well water in its drinking supply has been found guilty of the federal charges.

04/29/2013

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Jury Selection Underway In Trial Of Former Crestwood Water Official

Underway at this hour, jury selection in the case of contaminated water in far south suburban Crestwood, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

04/22/2013

A car is pulled from the water in Wilmington. (CBS)

Four Teens Killed When Car Plunges Into Creek Near Wilmington

Three current students and one former student from Wilmington High school were killed when their car plunged into a Will County creek on Tuesday

03/12/2013

Tree in winter at the Morton Arboretum. (CBS)

Trees Could Use Watering and Mulching During Snow Drought, Experts Say

Experts say the lack of snow — coming off of an extremely dry summer — is literally stressing trees out. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/10/2013

Crews haul in equipment that will be used to perform an "air stripping" of the drinking water in Sauk Village, which has been contaminated with vinyl chloride. (Credit: CBS)

Sauk Village Residents May Soon Be Able To Drink Tap Water Again

Residents of south suburban Sauk Village may soon be able to drink water out of their faucets again.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

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Consumers Flooded With Enhanced Water Products, But Which Are Best?

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez talks with a nutrition expert about some of the different products in the marketplace.

07/23/2012

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Sauk Village: Water Distribution Schedule

Residents of Sauk Village have been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride is in their water supply. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water. Water distribution for residents of Sauk Village starts immediately and will be handed out per the following schedule:

07/20/2012

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Sauk Village Residents May Have To Stock Up On Bottled Water

There is still no timetable for when the water in Sauk Village will be safe to drink, and some say the only solution may be to start stocking up on bottled water.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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