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Van Woods Water Meeting- November 9

(TWIN LAKES)—The Village of Twin Lakes will join the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division in a meeting with Van Woods property owners regarding the water main breaks in their subdivision.

Van Woods has a private water system operated by Van Woods Estates Water Works Inc.  The system currently has water main breaks causing low water pressure to Van Woods residents.  The DNR issued a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure to ensure proper water quality for residents.

The DNR will be inviting Van Woods residents to the meeting to discuss the results of the Enforcement Meeting to be held with Van Woods Water Works Inc. as well as share resources regarding drilling private wells.  The Village of Twin Lakes will also be on hand to discuss the CDBG Housing Loan program offered to residents meeting income eligibility requirements.

Meeting information is as follows:

WHERE:         Twin Lakes Village Hall, 108 E Main Street

WHEN:           Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10am to 12noon

Panelists Include:

Marianna Sucht, DNR, Water Supply Specialist, Dept. representative for Van Woods Estates community other-than-municipal water system.   Marianna conducts sanitary surveys (well inspections) at community water systems, and monitor results of their required Safe Drinking Water Act sampling.

Sharon Gayan, DNR, Deputy Water Leader – Water District South.  Sharon will help to facilitate the meeting.

Steve Elmore, DNR, Public Water Supply Section Chief, Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater.  Steve will provide information on costs of operating the Van Woods water system and costs of alternate water supplies.

Deb Roszak or TBD– DNR, Environmental Enforcement staff person to discuss DNR enforcement procedures.

Jennifer Pollitt – Village of Twin Lakes Administrator, to discuss the Village’s role and also provide any information about funding available to the homeowners if they choose to drill a private well.