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Important Information Regarding Aqua Illinois
In April and then again in June, Aqua Illinois (the company that provides water and sewer service to the residents of our community) reported to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that they pumped raw sewage into our lake and ditches. Although to date we have only been informed of these two instances, we suspect there have been many others instances of this type of activity over the past several years. The purpose of this webpage is to both provide information and to seek assistance.
The two confirmed incidents occurred on April 17th and June 25th, 2013. Although this second incident occurred months ago, the Department of Public Health has determined that Aqua’s actions are of such a great concern, the Department has now closed our beach indefinitely until Aqua can prove to the Department that it has changed its procedures and/or made necessary changes to ensure that these types of incidents won’t happen in the future. The impact of these actions is cause for great concern for the health and safety of our residents. We are currently working with various governmental agencies and our legal counsel to determine what actions can and should be taken to ensure the future health and safety of our residents and to protect the integrity of our lake.
Part of this important process is to obtain as much information as possible regarding any and all of Aqua’s actions related to releases such as these. Due to the size of our community, the residents can (and, if we are to get to the root of this issue, must) play an important role in this process. First, we are asking all residents to share with the Association information on possible prior incidents of pumping by Aqua employees. Second, we ask our residents to keep us informed of future activities by Aqua. This web page provides an easy way of providing any information you may have on past actions as well as reporting any future activities. Simply fill in the form below.