In this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.
Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.
Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois. The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm. Check out their facebook page!
The Village of Waterman Board of Trustees and Village President are acutely aware of the water supply problems. We have been working with the Public Works Department, Village Engineer, and outside resources to find the cause of the discoloration. We have been taking steps to try and alleviate the problem.
The discoloration of the water can be caused by multiple problems. High winds, broken pipes, cold temperatures, filtration issues, and an aging infrastructure. The Village is taking steps to limit and eliminate the discoloration as quickly as possible. During the winter there were 6 water main breaks throughout the village which contributed to the problem. All that we are aware of have been fixed. Since the temperatures have warmed (slightly) we have done a hydrant flush and will do so regularly. The valves in the filtration system are nearing the time to be changed and we have begun that process. We will also be changing the system “media” as it is also at the beginning of the change window.
A new well has been drilled; this is the first phase, at the Deerfield Crossing subdivision. This well was in the original annexation agreement and was never completed. It has begun but may be a long time before it is on-line. The drilling of the well has completed and the process used large amounts of water. This may have contributed to some of the water discoloration.
We will try and keep you informed as we learn the causes and complete some of the remedies. Thank you for your patience.
WOW (Women of the Word) is inviting all area women and men to our special end of the year program, ‘Come to the Table’, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. We will meet at 7p.m. at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 North Cedar, Waterman, IL. Our program will feature special music along with inspirational speaker, Wendy Keller, CLP, from Earlville, IL. As a Commissioned Lay Pastor, Wendy speaks often in northern Illinois churches.
Join others from many different churches and communities as we accept the Lord’ s invitation to come together and focus on the importance of receiving His strength in our weakness. You will be comforted and encouraged!
“Come to Me, all you who are weary… and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me….” Matthew 11:28,29.
For more information, contact Sue: 815-264-3979 or email@example.com. Please bring a friend and join us for an inspiring evening and light refreshments. You will be glad you did!