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Water Quality

Lake Bloomington shoreline
WGLT file photo

The City of Bloomington plans to explore additional water supplies to meet an anticipated rise in demand over the next two decades. That's included in the city's proposed 20-year water master plan.

Field where first BNWRD plant was built

The Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District will have to spend $160 million-plus over the next couple decades. Businesses, homeowners and apartment owners in the Twin Cities will have to pay for it.

Randy Stein / BNWRD

About 100 years ago, Sugar Creek running through Bloomington-Normal was "pretty disgusting," according to Randy Stein, the director of the Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District.

Donna Boelen
Joe Deacon / WGLT

One of the members appointed to Bloomington’s newly formed task force on legalized recreational marijuana sees an opportunity for the city to get input from the business, health and law enforcement communities.

Lake Bloomington
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington is looking up update its watershed plans for Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake to ensure the city's drinking water remains safe.

Bloomington Public Works Department sign
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington plans to spend up to $2 million over the next five years to upgrade its aging water monitoring systems.

The Colorado Project

The filmmaker behind "The Colorado" gives credit for his film, in part, to an explorer with central Illinois connections.

Chapin Rose speaking at podium
Seth Perlman / AP

The Illinois state senator representing much of the area covered by the Mahomet Aquifer says he’s got ideas for a task force looking at ways to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from future accidental contamination.