Water Department


The City of Hillsboro constructed their first water filtration plant in 1926. The Hillsboro Water Department is staffed 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The treatment plant is a surface supply plant which has a capacity of approximately 2.5 million gallons a day. The Water Department can be contacted Monday through Friday at (217) 532-2163.


The Project Manager is Tim Hasara who has a Class A water operator's license. The plant is also staffed with 4 other operators:
  • Tim Hasara, Project Manager
  • Mike Finn, Class A Operator
  • Brent Nehls, Class C Operator
  • Mike Renfro, Class C Operator
  • Jake Durbin, Meter Reader
Hillsboro Water Plant

Water Supply

Water is taken from a combination of two lakes; Lake Glenn Shoals and Old Hillsboro Lake. The water plant also provides for the following areas:
  • Coffeen
  • Graham Correctional Institution
  • The Montgomery County Rural Water District
  • Schram City
  • Taylor Springs

Water Treatment & Storage

Water is treated with:
  • Ammonia to control disinfection byproducts
  • Chlorine for disinfection
  • Coagulants for sedimentation removal
  • Fluoride for healthy teeth
It is then stored in a 500,000 gallon underground storage area to be pumped to customers and to the 1 million gallon storage water tower.