The City of Galesburg Water Division has published a Consumer Confidence Report summarizing the quality of water provided in 2012, including details about where your water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to Federal and States health standards. Copies of this report are available on the city's website, www.ci.galesburg.il.us, or at the customer service counter in City Hall, 55 West Tompkins Street.
The City of Galesburg Water Division is committed to providing its customers with the best water possible, which is safe to drink and aesthetically pleasing. In 2012, as in previous years, the drinking water was tested in accordance to health standards set by regulatory agencies.
For further information, please visit the City of Galesburg website or contact the Galesburg Water Division at 345-3649 during normal business hours.
The City obtains its groundwater from an aquifer near Oquawka, Illinois, which is located along the Mississippi River. Utilizing a collector well and three gravel-pack wells, the water is pumped approximately 32 miles to Galesburg through a 36 inch and 42 inch transmission line. There are nine million gallons of storage capacity at the Galesburg Water Plant and 2 million gallons of overhead storage in three towers throughout the City. The average daily water pumpage is six million gallons with a peak demand of 9.5 million gallons. The water is pumped into the distribution system through approximately 210 miles of water main. The distribution system also consists of approximately 1400 fire hydrants, with 12,500 water users.