Update to Village Water Issue July 18, 2018
The Village of Waterman and the Board of Trustees has been working to correct the water quality issue for several months. As detailed at the last several Village Board meetings numerous steps have been taken to identify and resolve the problem. Public works, the village engineer, Test Inc. (water system operator) and others we have been working through progressive steps with mixed results.
The Illinois EPA was consulted at the triennial (every 3 years) review in June. The IEPA worker was informed of the issue, the steps we were taking, and offered some suggestions.
Several valves were changed at the filtration system at the well house to minimum effect. We contracted with Tonka Water, out of Minnesota, to inspect the filtration system. Tonka was involved in the construction of the system but there was a wait of 4-6 weeks for them to get here after contracting. Tonka is here today, July 18, 2018, inspecting and servicing the system. Hopefully, this will alleviate the problems we are having throughout Waterman.
Thank you to the residents who have called Village Hall, the Village President, or a Trustee to report their water problems. We are able to ask for needed information to include addresses, date/time, duration, and severity at a minimum. Please contact us at any of the emails or numbers listed on the website, even on weekends.
Hopefully these steps will resolve our problem. It has been a long and expensive search for which we apologize. Thank you.
Darryl Beach, Village President
Waterman Board of Trustees