editor1 on April 18, 2015
A news story from a TLPOA board session several weeks ago stated that Director Joe Krill gave a report from the recently formed special water committee.
The committee was formed to look at water supply issues.
He said the committee immediately began implementing plans for a meeting with Aqua, an online survey for the residents of Treasure Lake, investigation of contracts with Aqua, water quality issues and possible solutions to problems.
He also said that Treasure Lake has no contracts with Aqua regarding providing water or sewage.
Water quality problems continue but Aqua is implementing plans to correct these issues.
Krill said Aqua presently has five wells and one holding tank in Treasure Lake. Aqua has applied to the PUC to increase the capacity at their N23 well; as soon they are given the approval they will be decommissioning three underperforming wells.
Aqua plans on bringing on a new higher water quality well that is below Bimini Dam and will be requesting a right of way (ROW) from the TL POA to connect it when DEP approves the well.
Krill also said the holding tank is 40 years old and is in need of a complete wash out and refurbishing. The entire process takes more than three months to perform and cannot be done during peak operating season which is June through September.
Aqua plans on installing a new filtration plant within 18 months at the N23 well.
Aqua experiences five times the industry average for leaks in lines and this is due to the age and condition of the pipes that were installed more than 40 years ago.
The committee is looking at alternatives to address any backup water issues.
Krill said the water committee, comprised of property owners Steve Tuller, David Lombardo, Megan Worcester and Dennis Magee, is planning to present its final report and survey results at the April TLPOA work session.