Inter-City Water Fund

Inter-City Water is comprised of a 27 mgd water plant, located at 11228 Marcum Branch Road adjacent to Rend Lake, and over 200 miles of distribution system reaching into 7 counties of southern Illinois.  Thirty-five towns and water districts purchase wholesale water for distribution to their customers.  Another twelve hundred retail customers also receive their water from Inter-City Water. 

Anticipated water sales in the current year are expected to exceed 5 billion gallons at an average price of $1.81 per 1,000 gallons.  Wholesale revenue will represent more than 96% of the total.

Rend Lake, the raw water supply for Inter-City Water, is the second largest man made lake in Illinois with 18,700 acres of surface area and 162 miles of shoreline.  An additional 21,000 acres of protected land surrounding the lake is managed by three government entities, Rend Lake Conservancy District, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, all of which were instrumental in the construction of the lake in the late 1960’s.


Leonard Killman became superintendent of Inter-City Water in October of 2009 after serving as assistant water superintendent for three and half years.  Killman has worked in the water industry since 1987.  Prior to joining Inter-City Water he was the Chief Operator for Carthage Water and Electric in Missouri.  He holds a class A water operators license.

Anthony Furlow became the assistant superintendent in October 2012.  Prior to being assistant superintendent Furlow was a Lab Operator for Inter-City Water for seven years.  He holds a class A water operators license.

The engineer housed in the administrative office but working for Inter-City Water is Sarah Towle which holds a professional engineers license (P.E.).

Contact Numbers:

Emergency Only 618-439-4394 ext. #2 (24/7) 

Billing questions 618-435-3676

Water connects or disconnects 618-435-3676

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