Saturday, June 18, 2011

Where does the Western Springs Water Come From?

Western Springs has obtained its water from ground water sources ever since 1882. In the beginning this included springs which is where we got our name. Later the Village became dependent upon well water and since the late 1950's deep wells have been our primary source.

At present we have three wells, two deep and one shallow. One draws from the Galesville aquifer and the other draws from both Galesville and Mt. Simon aquifers. These aquifers are underground rivers passing through sandstone formations thousands of feet below the surface, which extend north into Wisconsin. The shallow well draws water from the Niagaran aquifer which is an underground river that passes through a limestone foundation.

So, when you see that occasional listing that says the home in Western Springs gets its water from Lake Michigan, don't believe it!

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