Winamac Town Hall
The last of the necessary surveys has been received to qualify for grant funds.
The Town of Winamac has expressed interest in exploring for additional water resources. Currently, there are two wellheads in the same water source that Winamac pulls from to bring water to local homes. Concerns over safety and contamination, however, have prompted the town to solicit funds to explore for a new source of water.
The Culver Town Council will be picking up where it left off on a matter of public health.
During their previous meeting, the Culver Town Council tabled a matter that members said needed additional discussion. The Town is in the process of designing a new water treatment facility. Engineers are at the point where a few decisions need to be made regarding chemical treatments for the water.
A boil order was in effect on Friday for a portion of the City of Knox after a water main began leaking.
Areas affected included residences between the 700 and 900 blocks of South Bower Street. The areas between 700 and 900 South Shield Street were also being affected.
The Culver Town Council has a decision to make regarding public health, but decided to postpone providing direction until more council members were present.
The Town is in the process of designing a new water treatment facility. At this point in the design, engineers are requesting council input on whether the Town will use fluoride in the water treatment process.
Winamac Town Hall
Income surveys continue to be gathered in Winamac.
The Town has decided to apply for grant funds to help fund for the exploration of a water well in the area. Part of the OCRA grant is meeting income requirements. Surveys with two questions were sent out to several Winamac residents to complete the task.
Plans are in the works in North Judson to rehabilitate a couple of water service structures.
The North Judson Town Council discussed a grant application during their meeting Monday night so work can begin to improve the town’s water towers and treatment system.
State Senator Ed Charbonneau
State Senator Ed Charbonneau is touting two bills that received unanimous approval in the Indiana Senate.
Both bills attempt to analyze and secure the Hoosier State’s water resources. Senate Bill 473 requires the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to monitor water resources and provides an avenue for volunteers to conduct the work. It would focus on areas where water withdrawals could exceed the natural replenishing rate.
There’s no time like the summertime! It’s finally warm enough to go swimming. As you’re breaking out your bikini or swim trunks, take some time to remember certain safety measures to practice when it comes to water. The Red Cross has a number of helpful tips for disaster prevention.
Never leave a child unattended! Even if lifeguards are present, there should be a designated familiar adult easily accessible to the child. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a life jacket or some kind of flotation device. Teach children to always ask permission before going near water. Practice the “buddy system” when swimming, even if at a public pool or beach.
With unexpectedly high rains soaking the Kankakee Valley, the Indiana State Police has released a reminder for drivers who may be impacted by accumulated standing water.
Heavy rainfall increases the possibility for flooding. Floods occur as streams and rivers overflow their banks, which can occur from deep snow run off or during heavy rainfall. Flash floods can occur rapidly and unexpectedly, after just a few minutes of heavy rain fall or hours of significant precipitation. Hoosiers who live in flood prone areas should always be conscious of the threat of flash floods when receiving significant rainfall.