If somebody came up with a brilliant idea like this earlier, maybe the city wouldn’t be over a barrel and planning on charging as much as $68 a month more for water.
Joliet might need the extra $68 a month for a pipeline to Indiana to get water from Lake Michigan, but might save some money if the pipeline goes to Chicago instead. Either way, it’s going to be pricey.
It’s certainly too late now, but forward thinking just might have saved the day if it had come at the right time. All we had to do was pass a law forbidding waiters from putting a glass of water on your table unless you ask for it.
Councilwoman Jan Quillman proposed this measure to the Land Use and Legislative Committee, but not until last month.