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Sandstone Water Supplies of the Joliet Area Gerber, W. D., and T. E. Larson, 1941  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS B-34    Full Text Available

This report on the well water supplies in the Joliet-Wilmington- Morris area includes municipal and industrial well water supplies in Lockport, Stateville, Joliet, Eockdale, Kankakee Ordnance Works, Elwood Ordnance Plant, Wilmington, Braidwood, Morris, and Minooka (Figure 1). The report enumerates 49 supplies obtained from 92 wells, drilled into the St. Peter, Galesyille and Mt. Simon sandstones, and 7 of shallower depths. It was not feasible to include in this report a large number of limestone wells.

The report was prompted by the increasing demand in the various municipalities accompanied by a steady recession of water level and the greatly increased demand occasioned by the construction of the Kankakee Ordnance Works and the Elwood Ordnance Plant some eight miles south of Joliet.

Much time and effort has been expended in collecting authentic historical data on these wells and it is believed the material here presented represents as true a report as can°be compiled at this late 'date.



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