The Village of Long Grove may be working its way out of the Well

Real Estate Sales Representative with Coldwell Banker Long Grove


The Villages of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills,and  Lincolnshire all  presently tap into Lake Michigan for their water supply. On October 9th, Long Grove's village board voted to hire Applied Technology to complete a Lake Michigan water study to determine if it would be feasible for Long Grove, a neighboring town to also pursue municipal water.  

According to Long Grove Village Manager David Lothspeich, "the benefits of a village wide system would be a more reliable and quality source of water.  During a drought, owners of shallow wells may need to lower the pump in order to tap into additional  water.   Although it is healthy water, well water often has an odor or can be discolored." 

Although certain residents are opposed to city water because they enjoy the lower water bills with an acre+ to water,  others feel that the property values in  Long Grove would substantially increase if the city tapped into city water.   Although a buyer may appreciate  the acreage, beauty, and sense of community Long Grove offers its residents,  the average buyer may shy away from the additional upkeep of a well.  Keeping up with the maintenance of a water system may make the potential buyer reconsider his options in today's market.

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The above blog post was written by Judy Greenberg.


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Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
Thanks for keeping up to date on things going on in your area.  I know many people know what wells are like and have their feelings and thoughts.
Oct 20, 2007 05:56 PM #1
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes



Thanks for reading and commenting.  Someone called me from California today, telling me they were going to move to Long Grove next year and could I help them.  I guess this blogging really pays off.

Oct 20, 2007 06:03 PM #2
Jeff Dowler CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hy Judy, you are off to a good start with your blog here in AR. Keep up the good work with the photos and local information. Blogging DOES work, BTW.


Oct 21, 2007 12:55 AM #3
Ray Perry
CPS Country Air - Kelseyville, CA
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
Without water, the property is worthless.  Keep up the good work.
Oct 21, 2007 01:08 AM #4
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