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Category:Water Features

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Lakes, reservoirs, river, streams, creeks, fountains and just about any resource that is wet.

A timeline of Bloomington’s most significant water achievements <ref> "Water System Capital Improvement Plan". City of Bloomington Utilities (January 2003). Retrieved on December 3, 2008. </ref> follows:

  • 1818 Monroe County founded
  • 1860 Cisterns built on Courthouse Square and contaminated by human and animal wastes.
  • 1885 Courthouse well drilled 2,670 feet – dry
  • 1891 Water Franchise established
  • 1892 Upper Twin Lake built
  • 1893 Twin Lakes WTP constructed
  • 1894 Twin Lakes WTP placed on line
  • 1898 Plant sold to City
  • 1899 Plant shut down due to lack of water
  • 1902 Plant shut down due to lack of water
  • 1905 Lower Twin Lake built
  • 1909 Weimer (Wapehani) Lake built
  • 1911 University Lake built
  • 1915 Leonard Springs Lake built
  • 1922 Plant shut down three days per week due to lack of water
  • 1924 Private water company formed
  • 1925 Griffy Lake built and Griffy WTP begins operation
  • 1939 City buys back water company
  • 1953 Lake Lemon built
  • 1954 Griffy WTP expanded
  • 1965 Lake Monroe built
  • 1967 Monroe WTP placed on line
  • 1990 Monroe WTP expanded
  • 1996 Griffy WTP retired

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