Drought Vulnerability of Illinois' Community Surface Water Systems, Illinois State Water Survey

Illinois Drought

New Berlin

System Information

System Description

Two intakes on Spring Creek can pump water at up to 700 and 400 gpm to an off-channel reservoir, and a 1,100 gpm portable pump can also be deployed during high flow periods. However, water stored in the off-channel reservoir is pumped to the plant at only 150 gpm.

Satellite Communities and Water Districts

Locator map for New Berlin

Population Served:





Water Source
Name Type Stream DA (sq mi) SA (ac) Capacity Year Est. Est. 2010 Cap. (ac-ft)
Spring Cr RW Spring Cr 32.7
Off-Channel Res. OCR 0 8 135 1977 135

1989 Study:

50-year drought yield sufficient at present level of water use.

USGS Gages:

No data available

Developments since 1989:

The system is evaluating the cost-effectiveness of abandoning its surface water treatment plant, as the IEPA is requiring it to spend $1.3 million to upgrade its treatment plant. A March 2006 storm prevented the system from instituting restrictions following a shortage that began in 2005.
Chart of Annual Raw Water Production (mgd)

Notes and Terminology

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