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Public Groundwater Supplies in Putnam County Woller, Dorothy M., and Ellis W. Sanderson, 1976  Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL,  ISWS B-60-18    Full Text Available

This publication presents all available information on production wells used for public groundwater supplies in Putnam County. Bulletin 60, which is divided by county into separate publications, supersedes Bulletin 40 and its Supplements 1 and 2.

The definition of public water supply as contained in the Environmental Protection Act of 1970 was used to determine those water systems and wells to be included. Systems and wells described furnish water for drinking or general domestic use in: 1) incorporated municipalities; 2) unincorporated communities where 10 or more separate lots or properties are being served or are intended to be served; 3) state-owned parks and memorials; and 4) state-owned educational, charitable, or penal institutions.

This report includes separate descriptions for groundwater supplies of 6 municipalities, 1 public water district, and 1 subdivision in Putnam County. These are preceded by brief summaries of the groundwater geology of the county and the development of groundwater sources for municipal use. An explanation of the format used in the descriptions is also given.

Acknowledgments. This report was prepared under the general direction of Dr. William C. Ackermann, Chief of the Illinois State Water Survey, and John B. Stall, Head of the Hydrology Section. Mrs. J. L. Ivens and Mrs. P. A. Motherway edited the manuscript, Mrs. Suzi O’Connor typed the camera-copy, and John W. Brother, Jr., prepared the illustrations. The chemical analyses, unless otherwise stated were made by personnel of the Water Survey Chemistry Section under the supervision of Laurel M. Henley. The analyses made by personnel of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency were under the supervision of Ira M. Markwood. M. L. Sargent of the Illinois State Geological Survey prepared the generalized column of rock stratigraphic units and aquifers. R. D. Brower, Assistant Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, and M. L. Sargent reviewed the geological information in the manuscript. Grateful acknowledgment also is given to consulting engineers, well drillers, water superintendents, and municipal officials who have provided valuable information used in this report.

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