Water Supply Planning

 Why plan for water supply?

Water flows in the region in ways that we often do not see every day, though it is crucial to our everyday lives. It affects residents, businesses, industries, navigation, aquatic ecosystems, and recreation. Tri-County manages the Middle Illinois Basin Committee (MIBC) water supply planning initiative. The MIBC includes members from seven counties: Peoria, Woodford, Livingston, LaSalle, Putnam, Marshall, and Stark.


Virtual Open House

On Tuesday, April 13 at noon, we hosted a virtual  presentation and discussion about draft recommendations for sustaining our region’s water. 

We have conducted a series of stakeholder interviews this year, coupled with 2019-2020 in-person meetings, to begin creating a draft Water Supply Recommendations document for the Middle Illinois Region.

View a video recording of our April 13 open house here!

View all resources (notes, PowerPoints) from past meetings here.

Who is involved?

Working alongside state agencies including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), Tri-County completed the first part of a three-pronged planning process. After evaluating the state of water supply and demand in the Middle Illinois Basin, we are now beginning the second phase to craft recommendations ensuring a water-secure future. Further in the future, Tri-County will collaborate on means to implement these recommendations.

Need More Information?

Staff Contact

Reema Abi-Akar

The ISWS developed two reports regarding the Middle Illinois Basin: one focusing on water supply and the other on water demand. You can access the final versions here:

Water Supply in the Middle Illinois Region

Water Demand in the Middle Illinois Region