Summer heat putting strain on village water system

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

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While water was the main topic discussed at the recent Central Lake Village Council meeting, trustee Rob Tyler and his wife Maggie Maul were presented with a plaque purchased by village trustee Brian Patton thanking the couple for their efforts on the North Street trail system, which is designated as the “Tyler-Maul Trail” on the plaque.


CENTRAL LAKE – The summer heat is putting a strain on the Village of Central Lake's municipal water system, DPW supervisor Robert "Sam" Mullens reported during last week’s monthly meeting of the Central Lake Village Council.

"We're taking more water out than we are physically pumping into the system," Mullens said. "So we're running the Bunker Hill well water as well as our other wells. Right now, the village is using about 380,000 gallons a day and we're pumping in about 345,000 gallons of water a day. It's an issue – so we're running Bunker Hill to top off the system."

In the process, Mullens continued, "Mr. Patton (village trustee Brian Patton) started getting some warm, smelly, musty water. What we found out was that we've got 40 feet of water in the Bunker Hill system that is sitting on top of the freshwater going in, and it's not mixing in."

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