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Consumer Confidence Report 2023


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) 532-5566.


The Project Manager is Tim Ferguson who has a Class A water operator’s license. The plant is also staffed with 4 other operators:

Tim FergusonProject Manager
Mike FinnClass A Operator
Jason BlackClass A Operator
Mike RenfroClass A Operator
Craig TraylorClass A Operator

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.