The new unit of government, proposed by A-LAW, the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water, was soundly reject in each of the three counties where votes were cast.
The companion measure, which would allow the taxes to be levied, went down the drain 3,822 to 1,574.
The vote for creation of the water authority lost by 8,813 to 2,139.
The tax side failed by more, just as in McHenry County: 8,964 to 1,923.
In Boone County the measure also lost by big margins. 81-19% (5,625 to 1,298) for its creation and 5,651 (83%) to 1,125 in favor of lifting the tax cap to allow an increase in the property tax.