Saturday, December 7, 2019

Is Old Mill Creek Under Water?

If winter is here already, can spring floods be far behind?
With more annual rainfall predicted in Lake County's future and more flood events coming with it, the Lake County Board has budgeted more for stormwater projects that include improving water quality and buying flood-prone properties.
'The rain isn’t going away’: Lake County steps up funding to address flooding and water quality issues
The Village of Old Mill Creek no doubt must be getting a chunk of that money.  What else would explain the brand new Old Mill Creek official village website?

Village of Old Mill Creek
If you plan to visit Old Mill Creek you better bring along your galoshes, if not hip-waders.  The Old Mill Creek official village website has a link to emergency services -- a roto-rooter guy in Hamilton Ontario:

Village of Old Mill Creek
Note to Ops: The Lake County groundwater situation must be getting serious if you need to call Canada to get a plumber.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Old Mill Creek Down the Drain?

An actual unretouched screencap from the Village of Old Mill Creek official website:



The Old Mill Creek homepage contains a wealth of information about how drains clog and what you can do about it:
Reasons for Floor Drain Backups
A floor drain that is backing up can be confusing. It can be simple to think that there are issues with the floor drain itself whenever they occur. However, almost every time, that isn't the case. The truth is that typically, backups inside a basement floor drain are a sign of another issue in your plumbing system.
Village of Old Mill Creek
The Old Mill Creek homepage even recommends a plumber -- if you happen to be in Hamilton Ontario:

Village of Old Mill Creek
Note to Ops: Better check the books at the Old Mill Creek Village Hall. It looks as if someone monetized the Old Mill Creek website by selling ad-space to some roto-rooter outfit up in Canada.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hong Kong – Redactie Radio Centraal

Derek Monroe filed this report from Hong Kong:

Hong Kong – Redactie Radio Centraal
Derek Monroe is a freelance journalist based in Lake County.