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6th Filing Systems Informational Meeting Report
The Crystal Lakes Water & Sewer Association conducted an informational meeting about the 6th Filing Water and Sewer systems on April 22, 2023. The following are the meeting notes provided by our Field Supervisor, Ryan Lansing:
During the 6th filing meeting held on April 22nd 2023 we covered the 2 systems that we refer to as “lower” and “upper” systems (please see attached maps). We explained that the system was installed in the 1970’s and was originally intended to service only camping lots. However over the years people have combined lots and have built houses. As a result the “lower” system now services a total of 93 properties with 61 houses and the “upper” system services 28 properties with 21 houses. Because of these changes over the years water conservation is more important than ever! The Field Supervisor provided well production information for the 2 systems by comparing the 2 wells to his own personal well. His personal well produces 8 GPM and has in fact gone dry in the past. The well that services the “lower” system also produces 8 GPM and the well for the “upper” system produces 3 GPM (refer to numbers above for properties/ houses served).
For homeowners that are on the sewer system we covered that the system is designed to handle a max of 2000 gallons per day which equates to only 40 gallons per day per property that is on the system.
We covered the “start up” process and informed property owners that just because you have water in the lines it is NOT to be used until we officially open the system for use. The Field Supervisor covered the hyper chlorination process and stated that during this time the chlorine levels are well above what is in a swimming pool and could even be high enough to cause burns and the importance of not using the water during this process. We also covered that after this process the lines need to be flushed and chlorine needs to be adjusted then state testing must be done before the system can be opened for use. Again there will be water in the lines but it cannot be used until we officially open the system.
We asked that property owners report leaks immediately to the office and to please keep lines cleared of downed trees. If you are unable or do not feel comfortable removing trees please contact the office so the field crew can take care of them. We ask that if owners are unsure of where the water lines are to please contact the office before digging or doing any ground work so the field crew can mark the lines. We discussed the importance of filling cisterns slowly and in small amounts so the systems do not get over taxed and to keep cisterns topped off instead of taking large amounts at once. We covered that the water is for “household use” only. These uses are basically limited to cooking, cleaning, bathing, and drinking. The water is NOT to be used for washing cars, power washing houses or decks, watering plants or gardens etc. We asked owners for their patience and understanding as this system has greatly changed over the years and was never designed for the demand that we have today. We also asked owners to make sure they are on the e-mail list and also sign up for text message alerts for real time communication regarding outages and repairs.
If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact our office and we will work to get your questions answered as quickly as possible. You are welcome to submit questions through our GoogleForm. Click HERE. To view maps and slides from the meeting, click HERE.