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Crete to consider pilot program for new water treatment system

CRETE | Municipal officials are likely to decide next month whether to implement a new filtration system to improve the quality of well water.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
In drought, drillers offering even water witching

In drought, drillers offering even water witching

Randy Gebke cuts a V-shaped tree branch to locate underground water while on a well drilling site in Huey, Ill. Many well drillers still witch or divine for water, Gebke included. Some, like Gebke, use small wires, others have a preference for a particular kind of wood. Many find themselves …

September 02, 2012 12:00 am
In drought, drillers offering even water witching

In drought, drillers offering even water witching

Randy Gebke demonstrates how he locates underground water by holding a V-shaped tree branch while on a well drilling site in Huey, Ill.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am
In drought, drillers offering even water witching

In drought, drillers offering even water witching

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Well driller Randy Gebke usually uses a geology database and other high-tech tools to figure out where to sink new water wells for clients. But if asked, he'll grab two wires, walk across the property, waiting for the wires to cross to find a place to drill.

September 01, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Tri-Creek could tap Lowell water

LOWELL | Tri-Creek School Corp. officials wanting to solve recurring black water issues at Lake Prairie Elementary School are looking at tapping into Lowell municipal water as an option.

May 07, 2012 9:00 pm
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