|The ongoing drought conditions have resulted in high water usage and lower water quality. The high usage is causing us to have to produce more water than we can produce at high quality. To mitigate this reality, we’re going to have to implement a watering ban, effective immediately, until further notice.|
Please refrain from running lawn sprinklers. Watering plants and gardens in OK, however we do ask that you do this by hand. The idea is to not run lawn sprinklers for hours, or overnight. Reducing your water consumption helps those with brown water.
Pray for rain!!
At the October 8, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees established an exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of pursuing nonprofit status of Choctaw Utilities.
The committee is comprised of three members from each entity. Christine Cooney, Suprena Lohrer, and Dave Wheatley representing Choctaw Lake Property Owners Association; and Kent Feliks, Bob O’Connor, and Dave Rankin representing Choctaw Utilities. Christine Cooney and Kent Feliks are co-chairs on the committee.
The committee is exploratory in nature only. That is, it is acquiring the necessary documents and advice from accountants and attorneys on whether or not such a change would be good for Choctaw Lake Property Owners. Additionally, the committee is looking to other local water companies also operating as nonprofits.
Once the committee has determined its findings, members will report back to their respective boards with a suggested course of action. Should it be determined that such a change is possible, feasible, and beneficial to the community, the decision will be taken to the property owners for final approval.
To reiterate and emphasize, the committee is exploratory in nature. All committee members are performing a due diligence to determine what the best course of action is for the ultimate benefit of Choctaw Lake Property Owners Association. Furthermore, if a change in status is recommended, property owners will be given the opportunity to vote on such a change.
Committee members are available by email and phone if you have any questions or concerns. Members of both the Choctaw Utilities and the CLPOA boards are also available if you’d like to contact them with your questions and concerns.
The CLPOA Board of Trustees would like to thank Greg O’Brien for all of the time and hard work he put into the Choctaw Utilities Board. Unfortunately, Mr. O’Brien did not seek reappointment to the Utility Board at this time. His dedication and expertise will be sorely missed. If you have a chance, make sure to thank Greg.
This leaves an opening on the Choctaw Utilities Board of Directors. Are you our candidate?
Please send your bio and resume to the CLPOA office by noon on Friday March 28, 2019. Including any expertise or previous experience that you will be bring to the Choctaw Utilities Board of Directors.
Candidate will be announced at the CLPOA BoT meeting on April 9, 2019.
There will be a special meeting of the members on the joint decision of the Choctaw Utilities and CLPOA board to move ahead on the building of the new water plant.
There will be information and also the opportunity for public comments.
At the Lodge
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Fire Hydrants at Choctaw Lake to be flushed beginning Tuesday November 13th,
Fire hydrant flushing is performed to ensure the hydrants are operating properly in case of fire, and to clear the waterlines of debris.
The flushing is performed by Emergency Operations personnel between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and may be extended longer if there are a multitude of emergency runs that occur when flushing is scheduled.
Residents may experience discoloration of water or a drop in pressure during these time periods, and up to 48 hours after flushing has taken place.
Residents are cautioned to refrain from doing laundry during this period. Before resuming laundering, partially fill washers with cold water until the water runs clear. Run a sample of water into a transparent container to check for settling or discoloration. Once the water is clear, the washer can be spun out to drain the tub for a normal laundry load.
Turn on all faucets in the house and allow water to run freely until it appears clear again. Avoid turning on hot water taps during the flushing period if water is cloudy or discolored, because the water heater will replenish itself with rusty water, which will remain in storage in the tank until used up.
Some persons could experience staining of clothes and other items despite these notices. Clothes should be kept damp or wet to prevent the stains from setting. The recommended “rust-removers” or “rust fighters” are carried among the cleaning products at grocery and hardware stores. Most of these cleaners direct you to add them to a regular laundry load and run it again.
Any questions related to fire hydrant flushing should be directed to the City of London Div. of Fire at 740-852-4297.