Look for Cardinal Francis George to take on Mayor Rahm Emanuel soon.
The Chicago Archdiocese confirms George plans to ask the city to restore free water to non-profit organizations.
Emanuel cut off the free water to charities more than a year ago. It’s been quite expensive for churches and other nonprofits.
In a statment, the mayor said he understands the viewpoints expressed by George and non-profit groups.
"This is not an issue only felt by churches and non-profits, however, as residents throughout Chicago are also feeling the burden of paying their fair share for water, and are meeting their obligations," he said. "We are working with aldermen, non-profit organizations and stakeholders to consider additional options while striving to ensure fairness throughout the city.”