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Consumer Confidence Report 2023

Water Treatment Plant Address

118 Smith Rd.

Hillsboro, IL 62049


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.


City of Hillsboro Lead Service Line Replacement Project

Lead Service Line Replacement Plan

Lead Service Line Replacement Inventory List