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Title:Impact of community water systems in small towns
Author(s):Wills, Water J.; Osburn, Donald D.
Contributor(s):Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Subject(s):Water resource development
Water resource development--Illinois
Human dimensions
Project planning
Water supply
Water users
Indirect benefits
Geographic Coverage:Illinois (state)
Abstract:The primary purpose of this study was to describe the impact the addition of a community water system to a small town would have upon that town and the surrounding communities. The benefits of the system were recognized by the residents and some of the first round impacts were measured. Benefits observed were increases in the number of water using appliances, increases in property values, improved fire protection and sanitary conditions. Several factors need to be considered when planning future water systems as to the calculation of future needs of the system. Changes which can be expected in population and business activity, changes in the number of water using appliances, and other factors all need to be considered when planning for the successful installation and operation of a community water system. Ample quantities of water are available in Illinois, but intelligent planning for increasing needs, careful management of water supply, and improved waste disposal are essential. Rural people are showing increased concern and are taking action to maintain an abundant supply of clear, safe water for the future.
Issue Date:1968-06
Publisher:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Sponsor:U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Rights Information:Copyright 1968 held by Walter J. Wills, Donald D. Osburn
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-05-18

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