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Future clean water shortage looms in Illinois?
You may have heard that turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth is a great way to save water -- up to three gallons per day, in fact. But considering that 18 billion gallons of water are used each day in Illinois , those savings, while welcome, are literally a drop in the…
Water experts seeking answers
Water conservation advocates agree based on studies that northeastern Illinois ’ future could be a dry one without enforceable measures in place. Two years after the governor ordered a statewide framework for regional water supply planning, many of those experts will begin discussing exactly…
Avoiding Water Shortages
Even within the Lake Michigan region, many municipalities are reaching their limit on water withdrawals under the international Great Lakes Compact. With growing development, Illinois faces growing demands on its water supply. Proper planning -- and consideration of water management issues…
Illinois needs plan for managing its water resources
You may have heard that turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth is a great way to save water – up to three gallons per day, in fact. But considering that 18 billion gallons of water are used each day in Illinois , those savings, while welcome, are literally a drop in the bucket.…
Some on water committee frustrated with progress
SYCAMORE - A study group charged with finding ways to meet northeastern Illinois' future water needs met Tuesday in Sycamore to learn how wastewater and climate change affect the availability of water. The Regional Water Supply Planning Group began meeting in January at the request of…
Water program stands out: Affected entities work the entire process
MARENGO – If local governments do not change their growth policies, new development in southwest McHenry County is likely to degrade the quality of the healthy Kishwaukee River , affecting plant and animal habitats, recreational opportunities and drinking water, land planners have…
Wells running dry for Lake County towns
Group turning to Lake Michigan for answers, but there are no guarantees
Towns prepare for water crunch
Booming population could leave area high, dry without planning
Water report shows need in Decatur
The report “Troubled Waters: Meeting Future Water Needs in Illinois” released January 9, indicated that in the next 20 years Illinois cities might not be able to provide the amount of water necessary to meet individual community needs. In response, Governor Rod Blagojevich issued an…
Report urges state water plan
CHICAGO — Water supply planning for northeastern Illinois needs statewide direction, according to a report released Monday by several non-profit regional planning agencies. Troubled Waters: Meeting Future Water Needs in Illinois , takes a look at water usage statewide, and what kind…

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