A New Direction

Consolidating distribution under the street and utility division lets the North Chicago water plant focus on producing a quality product and increasing efficiency.
A New Direction
Quintin Hampton Sr., head mechanic, works on a raw water pump at the North Chicago Water Plant (U.S. MOTORS/Nidec Motor Corporation).

When the City of North Chicago consolidated the water, street and engineering divisions into a single public works department in 2011, the goal was to cut costs, create efficiencies and increase communication.

The distribution crew merged with the street crew to form the street...

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