New Water Source
Our region's source of drinking water is a deep underground reservoir, or aquifer. According to the Illinois Office of Water Resources, water is being withdrawn twice as fast as it is being replenished. Quite simply, we will run out of fresh drinking water sometime within the next twenty years. The Villages of Oswego and Montgomery have joined with the United City of Yorkville to evaluate potential sources of water to sustain our beautiful communities.
Decision Making Process
Throughout 2021, the Yorkville City Council will discuss the water source information to inform themselves and the community about the options. The goal is to reach a select a new water source by the end of 2021. This need to make the decision in this timeframe is driven by the diminishing water supply; the desire to avoid costly system improvements if a new source is not selected; and the established timeframe to join the new water commission being developed by Joliet, if the City desires to pursue this alternative. A matrix has been created for those who wish to compare the different water sources. You can find that matrix here. Future meetings include:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021: City Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 23, 2021: City Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 2021: City CounciL Meeting