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 Service Area Maps - Water Distribution Systems

  • Arden Shore Estates serves a small unincorporated pocket of Shields Township located between the City of North Chicago and the Village of Lake Bluff. 

This community is served by a single well located on Bay Shore Drive.  The well produces about 30 gallons per minute from a water bearing aquifer 280 feet below ground.  Two inch diameter water distribution piping interconnects the well with underground storage tanks to form a unified water supply and distribution system.  The system was constructed in 1953 and was not originally provided with many modern day features now required by the EPA in the design of new water distribution systems.  To comply with IEPA requirements, the County added a chemical feed system to disinfect and add chlorine to the water.

  • Brooks Farm serves the Brook's Farm and Prairie Point Subdivisions in Grant Township near the northwest extent of the Village of Round Lake. 

This unified water supply and distribution system includes two wells, iron removal treatment, an elevated water storage tank and a network of water mains.  The two wells and the iron removal treatment facility are located on Brooks Farm Road at Needlegrass Drive.  Both wells are drilled into a water bearing sand and gravel aquifer located 130 feet below ground.  Iron removal treatment is provided to remove excess natural iron concentrations.  The elevated  water  storage tank  is located  at  the north end of Barberry Court and has a capacity of 350,000 gallons. The water main network includes three miles of pipe connecting the wells and the elevated tank.

  • Countryside Lake serves parts of unincorporated Fremont and Ela Townships, as well as portions of the Villages of Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove. 

Four wells serve this community.  One is located on Thorntree Road, a second is on Lakeview Parkway at Countryside Lake Drive, and the remainder are south of Midlothian Road at Countryside Lake Drive. Three of the four wells reach into water bearing aquifers of limestone or sand and gravel formations 200 feet below ground. The other is drilled into a sandstone aquifer over 800 feet deep. The combined capacity of our wells exceeds the average daily usage by 400%.  A network of water mains over 12 miles in length interconnects the well sites with a 250,000 gallon elevated storage tank.

  • Forest Lake serves the northeast corner of Forest Lake Subdivision in Ela Township.

This community receives its water from groundwater supplied by Aqua Illinois, Inc. The Aqua Illinois water system, located at the intersection of Midlothian and Old McHenry Roads, includes two groundwater wells that produce a total of 780 gallons per minute, an ion exchange system to treat the water supply, and a 370,000 gallon water storage reservoir.  The water main network which serves the subdivision includes 0.9 miles of water main pipe interconnecting the Aqua wells and the storage reservoir.

  • Fox Lake Hills serves parts of western Lake Villa Township on the east side of Fox Lake.

There are two wells serving this community, located on Lehmann Boulevard and on Lincoln Drive.  Both wells are drilled into a water bearing sand and gravel aquifer 130 feet below ground.  At the Lincoln Drive well house, treatment is provided to remove most of an excessive natural iron concentration.  A network of  water mains connects the two well sites with a 150,000 gallon elevated tank. 

  • Grandwood Park serves a 1.5 square mile portion of northwest Warren Township and small sections of the Village of Gurnee.

This community is served by nine wells. They are located on Grandwood Drive (3), Geier Street, Center Street, Hutchins Road, Woodland Terrace (2) and Deer Trail Drive. Seven of the wells reach into a water bearing sand and gravel aquifer 150 feet below ground. The eighth well is drilled into a sandstone aquifer 1000 feet deep.  The ninth well at Grandwood Drive and Hutchins Road is drilled to a depth of 1365 feet.  A network of water mains interconnects the dispersed well sites with elevated storage and two ground level reservoirs with a total storage volume of 525,000 gallons. 

  • Hawthorn Woods serves a 271 acre section of the Village of Hawthorn Woods in Ela Township. 

The Hawthorn Woods water system was replaced in 2010.  The original system, which was constructed in 1951, was replaced with a new distribution system and now receives it's water supply from Aqua Illinois, Inc. The Aqua Illinois water system, located at the intersection of Midlothian Road and Old McHenry Road, includes two wells that produce a total of 900 gallons per minute, an ion exchange system to treat the water supply, and a 370,000 gallon storage reservoir.

  • Highland Lake serves a 59 acre area of Avon Township on the west side of Highland Lake.

The Highland Lake system is served by two wells, one located on North Circle Drive and the other on South Circle Drive.  The wells are drilled into a water bearing limestone aquifer 300 feet below ground.  Four and six inch diameter water distribution piping interconnects the two wells and storage tanks. 

  • Knollwood - Rondout serves parts of Libertyville, Shields and Vernon Townships, as well as portions of the Villages of Green Oaks and Mettawa. 

    Water for this distribution system is purchased by Lake County from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA), an intergovernmental cooperative formed by the communities it serves.  The water is pumped from Lake Michigan and treated by CLCJAWA at the Paul M. Neal Water Treatment Facility in Lake Bluff.  More than 150 million gallons of water were delivered to 1,050 customers in the Knollwood-Rondout, South Bradley Road and Countryside Manor service area last year. The delivery system includes 34 miles of water main and a water storage reservoir holding one million gallons, or three times our daily demand. As added reliability in emergencies, an interconnection has been constructed to our water system in Vernon Hills.

  • Pekara serves a 420 acre portion of southern Vernon Township. 

There are five wells serving this community.  They are  located on Juneway Avenue, Pekara Drive at Walnut Drive (2), Pekara Drive at the Reservoir and north of Penguin Lane.  Four of  the  five wells reach into water bearing limestone aquifers 150 feet below ground. The other is drilled into a sandstone aquifer 900 feet deep.  The combined  capacity of these wells exceeds the average daily usage in the service area by over 300%.  A network of water mains  12 miles in length connects the five well sites with a 600,000 gallon ground level reservoir to form a unified water supply and distribution system. 

  • Vernon Hills serves the Villages of Vernon Hills and Indian Creek, as well as portions of Vernon Township.

Water for this distribution system is purchased by Lake County from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA)an intergovernmental cooperative formed by the communities it serves.  The water is pumped from Lake Michigan and treated by CLCJAWA at the Paul M. Neal Water Treatment Facility in Lake Bluff.  More than 750 million gallons of water were delivered to 6,500 customers in Vernon Hills last year. The delivery system includes 90 miles of water main and six storage reservoirs holding 3.8 million gallons, or twice our daily demand. As added reliability in an emergency, the former well water system is available as a back up to the Lake Michigan supply.

  • Wildwood serves parts of Avon, Fremont, Libertyville and Warren Townships, as well as portions of the Villages of Grayslake and Third Lake. 

Water for this distribution system is purchased by Lake County from the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA), an intergovernmental cooperative formed by the communities it serves.  The water is pumped from Lake Michigan and treated by CLCJAWA at the Paul M. Neal Water Treatment Facility in Lake Bluff.  More than 370 million gallons of water were delivered to 4,200 customers in Wildwood last year. The delivery system includes 46 miles of water main, one water tower, and two storage reservoirs holding 1.6 million gallons, or two times our average daily demand. As added reliability in an emergency, the former well water system is available as a backup to the Lake Michigan supply.

Contact Information

847.377.7500
PublicWorks@lakecountyil.gov
650 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, Illinois 60048