Thursday, May 29, 2014

Come On In, the Water's Fine!

... as seen from South Beach. The Village of Wauconda woke up and smelled the coffee. And that may be because the coffee was brewed not with clear, sparkling Lake Michigan water -- but with stale, fetid municipal well water.

Wauconda wants to get in line for free Lake Michigan water, and named a representative to the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board. They sent, however, not their Mayor, but some low-man-on-the-totem-pole village Trustee, instead. The Daily Herald noted that ...
Mayors typically serve as the emissaries, but the water agency board members have criticized Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart's actions during negotiations last year and explicitly said they wouldn't allow Wauconda to join if he was the representative.
Trustee Lincoln Knight to represent Wauconda on water agency
CLCJAWA charter member Round Lake is pleased as punch (brewed with fresh, effervescent Lake Michigan water) -- and welcomed to the Board's ranks Wauconda as well as the Village of Volo. The Mayor of Round Lake told the Suburban Life Media ...
If Wauconda and Volo both join, he said, Round Lake still wins with a south route that will provide redundancy for the village's water system, which would provide another source of water. "Now, if there is one catastrophic break, your system is down," the mayor said.
A win-win for Round Lake?
Your LakeCountyEye observes if there is one catastrophic break, more than the system will be down. Lake Michigan drains into Lake County. Mayhem ensues.

Haha, j/k. The Mayor of Round Lake, of course, is engaging in hyperbole -- no one seriously worries over a catastrophic break in the extensive CLCJAWA network of viaducts, reservoir canals and underground pipes. Or do they?

Back in the day (circa 2010) your LakeCountyEye predicted just that -- a catastrophic break at just about where the Route 53 Extension would cross over the CLCJAWA water main:
Collision Course
Readers of this blog heard it here first.

Your LakeCountyEye: predicting the future since August of 2010!

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