“The region is facing a long-term water source sustainability issue. The deep sandstone aquifer that the Village primarily depends on is being used beyond sustainable capacity, and water levels are declining.”
– Pete Wallers, Village Engineer
Join village of Montgomery officials and staff for a Nov. 3 open house educational opportunity to learn about the future of Montgomery’s drinking water.
The open house takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Village Hall, 200 N. River. St.
The Illinois Office of Water Resources predicts wells in the Montgomery area will be at risk of inoperability by 2050. While deep well water levels are declining, areas immediately adjacent to the village are facing a more immediate crisis as they have wells that could be inoperable sooner.
Therefore, even though the village is not at immediate risk and the need for alternative water sourcing is in the village’s future, village officials are pressing forward to determine the best alternative for future water supply and sustainability.
Find out more about alternative water source options available to the village of Montgomery at https://www.montgomeryil.org/718/ALTERNATIVE-Water-Source.
SOURCE: village of Montgomery news release