Yesterday I showed the hose running from the Lakewood sewers to the Crystal Lake manhole above Crystal Lake’s system.
That was at the end of Thursday.
Earlier I went out to take big chlorine tablets flooded South Shore neighbor Marty Walter had found eliminated the sewage smell of the water he was pumping out of his basement.
When he told me of the availability of the rest of the bucket, he let me know that, based on his experience, the trucking of sewage from the Broadway Avenue pumping station to Lakewood’s treatment plant was having a positive effect.
He had the sewage water down to one inch in his basement until 11 on Wednesday night.
Then it went up to three inches.
There was a light rain falling at the time, but, when he told the experience to one of Lakewood’s Public Works man, he learned that the tank trucks stopped running at 11.
Walters assumed that was the major cause of the increase of water at his home.
On the way to Lakewood’s Village Hall to deliver the surplus tablets, I saw Village President on the pone near one of the port-o-potties the Village paid to have put at intersections on the western part of Broadway.
I wave and continued my drive to Village Hall.
While there a Red Cross Damage Assessment Team arrived.
They were given maps and brought in supplies they had in their sedan.
When they got to Gate 22, they met up with Serwatka.
Knowing that a lot of homes that have damage show no exterior evidence of it, I decided to knock on doors in my precinct to provide leads.
I really enjoyed the experience and got three pages of addresses and note.
New Village Chief Administrative Officer drove past and we chatted.
She was on her way to the pumping station.
The Red Cross also unloaded supplies on Broadway.
With an hour of sewage transfer to go last night, Lakewood’s level was down to 12 feet.
Tuesday night it had been reduced from 16.6 feet to fifteen feet.
Ten feet is normal.