What other advantages of using Lake Michigan as a water source are there?

One additional advantage of Lake Michigan over our existing groundwater supply is that Lake Michigan water is naturally at a hardness level most people find unnecessary to treat with a water softener. This eliminates the initial cost of a water softener and the continuing expense of salt for use in the softener. Lake Michigan water is also much easier on plumbing fixtures than softened water.

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1. What improvements will be made to the water system with joining the Grand Prairie Water Commission (GPWC)?
2. How is water allocated with the Grand Prairie Water Commission? Can that allocation amount be adjusted over time, or is it a limited amount?
3. In the event of a disruption in service from the Grand Prairie Water Commission, would the Village be able to use its existing wells for a water source?
4. What treatment and/or maintenance will the Village need to do on water from Lake Michigan?
5. Is there a possibility that experts are wrong on the timeline for the aquifers to be depleted?
6. What will happen to the homes that are currently on wells?
7. When will we begin receiving Lake Michigan water? When will residents notice a change in their water rates?
8. What other advantages of using Lake Michigan as a water source are there?