Crystal Lake Opens After Clearance By KDHE
On July 20th the Garnett Water Treatment Plant began a temporary procedure to change its disinfection process from chloramines (chlorine and ammonia) to free chlorine (no ammonia added) for a few weeks in order to better disinfect deadend lines and lines that see very little water usage. That process, including flushing of lines, has now been completed. On Monday, August 17th the Water Treatment Plant will start moving from the free chlorine back to chloramines treatment again. You may or may not notice a slight change in taste and odor.
Thank you for your patience and consideration while we go through this process to insure the safety of your drinking water.
Crystal Lake (South Lake) Closed to People and Pets
Until Further Notice
UPDATE: On Thursday, August 13th, representatives from the Kansas Department of Health informed City Manager Joyce Martin that the South Lake must remain closed to the public until further notice. Samples taken by health officials verify that blue-green algae is in the lake therefore no public access will be allowed. Mrs. Martin commented: “We have done our best to close off the lake and make the public aware of this problem. However, people continue to knock down or go around the barricades trying to gain access to the water. We want people to be aware that this algae can be very dangerous, especially to pets and small children.” State officials will return to Garnett on August 24th to take additional samples.
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