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Water Resources in Peoria-Pekin District Buswell, A.M, 1940  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS B-33    Full Text Available

This report on the water resources of the Peoria-Pekin area is a compilation of the data accumulated in our files together with information collected largely by correspondence to fill in some of the gaps in our statistics. It contains information concerning 97 water supplies, 73 in Peoria County and 24 in Tazewell County, which is essential to the further development of water resources in this area. Detailed information and chemical analyses are given concerning 73 water supplies, 54 in Peoria County and 19 in Tazewell County. It has not been possible to make a complete systematic field study. Such a study would cost many thousands of dollars and it is doubtful whether the additional data obtained would justify the expense.

The Peoria-Pekin metropolitan district embraces the communities of Peoria Heights, Peoria and Bartonville on the west side of the river, an area of approximately 19 square miles, and East Peoria, Creve Coeur and Pekin on the east side of the river, an area of approximately 13 square miles.

The industrial development is largely within the corporate limits of Peoria and Bartonville on the west side of the river and East Peoria and Pekin on the east side.

For the 73 plants described in the Peoria district the daily extraction is probably in the neighborhood of 54,000,000 gallons or more, of which the municipal demands of Peoria Heights, Peoria and Bartonville represent about 22 per cent.

For the 24 plants described in the East Peoria-Pekin district the daily extraction is probably in the neighborhood of 20,000,000 gallons or more, of which the municipal demands of East Peoria, Creve Coeur and Pekin represent about 8.5 per cent.

The figures given here are not assumed to be exact, but they are based on the best information available and may be considered as representative of the order of magnitude of the daily extraction for the wells described in this bulletin.



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