Archive for 2012/09/26




When I moved to our Lombard Historic Brick Bungalow at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road in September 1993, the water bill for the house ranged between $20.00 to $40.00 dollars a month in District 5, York Township, for DuPage County, Illinois 69148-3028 USA. The three-level brick bungalow had good plumbling and water pressure for the basement, the first floor, and the second floor. That is the reason why our family purchased the Lombard brick bungalow near St. Pius X Catholic Church Parish.

Ten years after, in 2003, Lombard water billing began to escalate rapidly and doubled to $80.00-$86.00 dollars a month or more–especially when I was out-of-town working or travelling for business work. I complained to the Village of Lombard that the household water bill at 502 S. Westmore-Meyers Road was higher than the actual water usage per household in Lombard because I was not using the same amount of water flushing or for household needs when I was out-of-town working, travelling, and not at home–though my Lombard water was overbilled with surcharges in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois USA.

Around the same time, Lombard streets began to flood with the water sewers overflowing and flooding at the corner of Westmore-Meyers and Washington Boulevard during rainstorms and tornadoes. Public Works started digging up the the Main Sewer along Westmore-Meyers Road due to fissures and leakage, in order to relieve excess water flowing and storm floodings.

Then, during June 2004, water started leaking at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road from the plumbing pipes bursting and popping from excessive water pressure in the Village of Lombard. Public Works and Water Management engineers had to install PSI Valves in the Village of Lombard to control and manage water pressure to household residents.

I called Bruno from Demmins Plumbing in Downers Grove to repair the plumbing pipes which were the original pipes installed. Bruno and John his assistant charged $1,450.00 U.S. dollars for the repair. Afterwards, the plumbing pipes began to leak upstairs on the second floor and flood down to the basement after the plumbing pipes burst and popped from the excessive water pressure. Demmins Plumbing with Bruno and John did not repair the plumbing pipes at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road in the Village of Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois 60148 USA.

So, I shut off the Main Water Pump in the Basement to prevent any further flooding at the Lombard Brick Bungalow I had purchased with my Father Roberto Hung and son-in-law.

The Village of Lombard continued to charge for Water Billing Services $118.00 US dollars after Sue Meyers had the Sewer Service and the Water Service shutdown, so that I could not have any Sanitary Sewer or Water Service in Lombard as a resident homeowner in DuPage County, Illinois 60148 USA.

When I contracted the Zees Group to repair, restore, and remodel Lombard Criminal Disaster Roofing Water Damages and Losses, Lombard refused to provide the Building Construction Permit to Zee Laws because of the $118.00 US in Lombard Water Billing Overcharges and Surcharges without Sanitary Sewer Service or Residential Water Service at 502 South Westmore-Meyers Road and Washington Boulevard in District 5, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148 USA.

Illinois homeowners are aware of the upcoming Blueprint Infrastructure Renewal for Water Management which requires, for instance, to replace the original Water Main installed in 1894 with a new 1,609 feet of 8-inch water main along North Kenmore Avenue from West Granville to West Thorndale Avenue due to air pressure fissures and leakage.

There are water plumbing and structural consequences after original Water Mains are Rerouted and Replaced for Illinois homeowners with residential households. The Water Billing rates and Sanitary Sewage billing will increase monthly and annually.

Even existing and original water plumbing infrastructure will burst, flood, and pop from fluctuating air pressure and destabilization after the Water Management Renewal Updates are completed around December 2012 and in Spring 2013.

Courtesy: GHung


Ghosts at the Belle Grove Plantation

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Since Brett and I have started this wonderful journey, there has been one question we seem to get over and over. When people see the manor house and find out that it is over 221 years old, we are asked, “Is there ghosts?” I can’t say that I haven’t asked the same question when I have gone to some of the historic homes Brett and I have done our research it over the years.

Well, with October just around the corner and a Wine Fest almost every weekend and the air cooling off in the evening, we wanted to answer this question head on so everyone knows.

Yes, Belle Grove has “ghosts”

BUT….

The “ghosts” that I am talking about may not be the ones you are thinking of.

The “ghosts” I am talking about are the ghosts of days past. This plantation has been around for 342 years and…

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