Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka sent the following press release:
Crystal Lake Offers Assistance to Village of Lakewood
Crystal Lake Mayor Helps Neighbors in Lakewood Clean-up After the Flood
Village of Lakewood President Paul Serwatka is pleased to announce the generous cooperation and support from its neighbor, the City of Crystal Lake.
Mayor Aaron Shepley of the City of Crystal Lake has confirmed the capability and available capacity to safely accept and properly treat additional flow from the Village of Lakewood’s water treatment plant.
This additional support will provide much needed relief for Lakewood’s treatment plant, helping return its operating burden to pre-flood levels.
This work is beginning immediately.
Our resources are fully deployed as we continue our efforts to address this unprecedented situation, including support from McHenry County and the American Red Cross.
Crystal Lake’s assistance is a tremendous benefit to our residents as we continue clean up and get back to enjoying our community.
The Village of Lakewood is most appreciative of the efforts of Mayor Shepley and the City of Crystal Lake for their willingness to assist Lakewood residents in this time of crisis.
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Approval for the transfer of sewage from Lakewood’s system to Crystal Lake’s occurred this afternoon.
Crystal Lake does not have a lot of extra capacity, but every little bit taken out of the Lakewood sewer system helps lower the flood levels.
Lakewood continues to use tanker trucks to take sewage to its sewer treatment plant on Haligus Road.
Lakedwood is paying Crystal Lake $3,600 to pump for a 12-hour period from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The expectation is that 300 gallons will be pumped per minute.