Fall is in the air and things are progressing well on the construction of the new Choctaw Lake Water Treatment plant. We began work back in the spring, but heavy rains during the early part of summer delayed our project by 40 days. As the summer progressed and the ground finally began to dry, things really started to move forward at a steady pace.
As you can see from our most current pictures, the new plant is really beginning to take shape. Several milestones worth mentioning:
- The new filter skid arrived two weeks ago. The filter skid arrived via truck from Minnesota and was craned as an assembly into the new building
- The contact detention tank is complete except for coatings, and the lagoon is complete.
Our goal is to complete construction of the new plant in late 2019 or early 2020. As part of our contract with our general contractor, they are required to complete the project by the end of February. We hope it will be sooner than that, but understand that with any major construction project, there are sometimes delays that are beyond the control of the contractor or Choctaw Utilities. As long as nature keeps cooperating, we anticipate no issues.
As promised, we are building a high-quality, state of the art, water treatment facility and it really does not matter if it’s opened in December, January, or February. We are focused on ensuring quality. We are very pleased with the contractors and their dedication to our project. They have been very responsive and the work they’ve completed is top quality.
We will continue to post updates to keep the community informed as to the progress of this very important project.
The next quarterly meeting of the Choctaw Utilities board of directors will be held on Monday, October 14 at 7:00 in the conference room at the lodge.
Due to the recent period of hot / dry weather, we have been forced to produce water at near capacity levels due to the increased lawn watering. Because of this increase demand, we must announce a sprinkling ban, effective immediately, for all of our customers.
This ban means that lawn watering must cease for a short period of time. You may continue to water your flowers by hand or hose, but no sprinklers at this time until further notice. We want to insure adequate water supply for normal household needs.
We believe this ban will be short, as we hope for some rain in the next 4-7 days. We will notify everyone when the ban is lifted and normal water use can be restored.
Thank you for your cooperation during this extreme period of hot / dry weather.
Your 2018 Consumer Confidence Report is available for review! Here is the link to the Choctaw Utilities website to read it.
You should have received your electronic copy of the June Peace Pipe on May 31st and can find the report on pages 8-13, counting the cover as Page 1.
As always, paper copies of the Peacepipe are available at the Choctaw Lake Property Owners Association office at the Lodge – 2875 Oneida Drive, London Oh 43140 or at the Marathon Station at 3180 Old Columbus Road, London, OH 43140
You can also request a copy of the report directly from Choctaw Utilities by calling 740-490-7184, emailing us at email@example.com or mailing your request to us at 2005 Itawamba Trail, London, Ohio 43140
Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
Monday, May 6, 2019
7:00 P. M. – Choctaw Lodge (conference room)
- Call to order
- Review of minutes from February 4, 2019 regular quarterly meeting
- Welcome to Dick Hanna / Thanks to Greg O’Brien
- Old Business / computer security / Doug Orange
- Electronic Motions- none
- Discussion / update new plant construction / electrical / Scott Kutzley
- Discussion / sanitary grinder upgrade / generator upgrade / Dave Lohrer
- Manager’s Report / Schlaegel retainage / lead & copper sampling / Jim Moran
8) Treasurer Report / Budget update / Doug Orange
8) New Business
- Ohio WARN training / Doug Orange
- Ductile Iron Tour – workshop / Doug Orange
- Electric supply shopping / Kent Feliks
9) Community Comments