Emergency Preparedness

Water Backup Systems

In case of a major malfunction resulting in the facility being unable to operate, the City of Highwood has two emergency interconnections with the City of Highland Park so that at no time will the residents or businesses be without potable water. The City of Highwood also has a 1-million-gallon elevated water storage tank located on Sheridan Road that provides for emergency water supply during times of peak water demands, adequate water pressure for the city water system, and fire protection emergency reserve.