Public hearing on Highway 210 waterline tonight at Transportation Building
The city of Carlton and Twin Lakes Township are holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, (Thursday, Jan. 19) at the Carlton County Transportation Building regarding a proposed waterline along Highway 210 from Carlton. Officials will inform residents of planning and preliminary design efforts for the construction of a new water treatment plant and the installation of the water line along Highway 210 to serve parts on Twin Lakes Township and the proposed Carlton County industrial park. The meeting will also outline efforts to seek state and federal funding and how residents can get involved in this process. There will also be time for a question-and-answer session.
Local funding for the proposed project would be paid for through user fees, water availability charges and assessments to residents and possible industrial park tenants (if the county chooses to develop the park).
"The original proposal was just to deliver water to Olsonville residents and businesses, but four or five years ago, arsenic was found in the water in the Schmitz Road area, so we expanded the project," said Tim Korby of Donohue Engineering to the County Board of Commisioners in July. "The legal limit for arsenic in your water is 10 parts — there's actually been levels up around the 450 level, or 45 times the legal limits of arsenic. So it's only become more imperative to get water supply to this area."