Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 30, 1976 · Page 8
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Mayor's Report The Status of Our Water Supply By Ron Schechtman £? Expert Sees Advances in 'Car of Tomorrow' Another timely municipal subject is the status of our present water supply, our projected usage, and our anticipated problems. Although this may be a dull matter to many, it is a very basic consideration for all of us. Let me first state that there is no need to be concerned about the quality of the water as far as any effect upon our health, as our water is and will remain to be, of a safe nature. The City has an estimated population of 9,250 people, with the projected 1995 population of 12,750. The 1974 average day demand was 1,028,350 gallons of water per day and our peak demand (during the hottest days) was 1,877,000 gallons per day (GPD). By comparison, in 1960, our GPD average was approximately 625,000 gallons. Our projected 1995 average day requirement is 1,750,000 gallons of water and a peak day demand of 3,500,000 gallons, an increase of 1.2 gallons per. capita per day. We currently have five relatively good wells (Nos. 6, 9,10,11 & 13) all in the Middle Raccoon Valley extending from the southerly boundary of Rolling Hills up the Valley to the southerly extension of Carroll Street. The water from these wells is fed to the new high pumping station and ground storage reservoir holding 1,000,000 gallons in Urbany Park (just west of the Main Street bridge) by 6" and 8" mains. Water is mildly chlorinated at that site. These wells have a combined capacity of 2,225 gallons per minute (GPM) and a firm capacity of 1,575 GPM (2,250,000 GPD). Another well (No. 12) • further south has an abundant amount of iron and is used only to supplement pumpage from the primary wells in case of emergency. It was drilled in 1968 and has a capacity of 650 GPM. ..JWP 1 . "?V ''• Our existing raw water does have a relatively high magnanese content, but the iron content from the five wells (except No. 9) is within recommended limits. However, dilution within the Audubon Trial Jury Selected Times Herald News Service AUDUBON — Members of the petit jury for the second term of court have been announced by Clerk of Court Carl M. Christoffersen. They include, listed by address: AUDUBON — Ivan B. Andersen, Elizabeth Ann Carter, Roslland Dale, Janice Fancher, Jane E. Goeken, Virgil Hansen, Ella Jean Hoffman, Gaylin Huey, LeRoy Huffman, Bernlce Johansen, Eugene Johansen, Burdelle Jones, Shirley Jorgensen, Dorothy Kallesen, Warren Kuntzweller, Betty Larsen, Jurene Mersells, Ann L. Nielsen, Patricia Olenius, Vlcki Puck, Ethel Rasmussen, Marlene Remsburg, Elayne Sinow, Kathryn Talbot, Leon Thompson, Carol Williams, and Rosemary Williamson. BRAYTON — Nedra L. Ansel), Frances M. Hansen, Lester R. Johnson, and Norma Jean Pedersen. ELK HORN — Verda Julesgaard. ATLANTIC — Zelda Marxen. EXIRA — Charlene Bintner, Robert Dennis, Judy Hill, Magdalene Eagen, Gregory Jensen, Randall Jensen, Joyce Jorgensen, Sherry Kltelinger, Geraldlne Kommes, Emmert A. K rough, Karen Kay May, Lois Nelsen, Maxine Pedersen, Alice Jean Powers, David Sorensen, Delilah B. Tlbben, Gloria Turner, and Mary Ann Wulf. GRAY — Janet Ann Hilsabeck and Suzette Rudnick. HAMLIN — Clifford Hansen, Verne A. Jensen, Dorothy Nielsen, and Fred Nissen. KIMBALLTON — Kathryn Leib and Adrienne Petersen. system at present avoids any problem. Based upon future estimated demands, the recharge capacity of the existing acquifer (geological formation containing a water source) will be exceeded in 1985. To meet these demands, a new well field having firm capacity of 515 gallons per minute (GPM) needs to be developed to supplement current production from existing wells. Based upon a study made by Thorpe Well Company in 1966, the existing acquifer from which the present supply is taken would not have sufficient recharge to meet a proposed demand in 1985 in excess of 2,000,000 gallons per day for a period greater than 60 days. In order to maintain desired reliability, the City will need to develop another good quality source of water or provide such treatment so that well No. 12 can be utilized in the early 1980s. Ground water analysis of test wells indicates the absence of major geological formations in the immediate Carroll area suitable for municipal use without providing treatment. Boring logs indicates a suitable size aquifer at the City's north well (located at llth Street and North Grant Road) which has not been used since 1953 as it contains excessive iron, manganese, and hardness which makes it unsuitable for potable use without first providing treatment. Test pumping points out that this well, plus another at that site, could produce the needed 515 GPM firm capacity. The Clean Water Drinking Act passed in 1974 and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, poses a problem when considered with our projected needs, the absence of a well field with potable water which does not need treatment, and the iron and fnaihganese content of well No. 12 and of the North Grant Road well field. Although regulations for this Act have not been firmly clarified, indications are that with the iron and manganese content and the hardness of the water from our projected new sources, we will need to treat the water to remove the iron and manganese. Our information advises that we (as most cities) will need to substantially increase our degree of chlorination under this Act fr,om present levels. It will demand the required amount of chlorine at its introduction site as well as at the tap. With chlorination at these levels, there would be a chemical reaction with the iron and manganese to produce poorly colored water. We are currently investigating the use of a phosphorus additive which suspends the iron and manganese when chlorine is introduced, preventing the chemical reaction. However, experts say when the water is heated (by boiler or hot water heaters), this relieves the suspension and the water will still be poorly colored. Some cities and small towns in the area do introduce this additive with varied results. We may have to construct a water treatment plant, with a projected cost exceeding $2,000,000 to be defrayed from revenues. The federal government presently has no MEAT PROCESSING^ For Freezer or Locker • On The Farm Pickup (Or you can bring the animal in yourself) • Butchering • Cut-up To Your Specifications • Wrapped • Frozen BERNHOLTZ BROS. Phone 792-4242 Clotcd Saturday Afternoon Carroll Carroll's Only Home-owned Dairy Distributor Also, we sell Eggs, Meats and Butter funds available for this construction. This will include a water treatment plant, two new wells in the north well field, a 16-inch transmission line from these wells to the projected plant site near the present ground reservoir near the Middle Raccoon, and a sludge treatment plant for the materials removed. Therefore, the problems can be summed up as follows: 1. Projections indicate a need for a new well field, all of which have an iron and manganese content greater than recommended by EPA, and the lack of any other additional water sources without these contests; 2. The Clears Water Drinking Act regulations indicate the need for greater chlorination, which will require the removal of the iron and manganese. I can assure you we will explore all possibilities and have input from the EPA, members of Congress, consulting engineers, and DEQ, and will not expend these sums unless convinced of their need. Nevertheless, I thought that you should be apprised of the situation to further explain the need for the past water rate increase (besides putting our water account on a break-even basis), in order to build a fund so that we can continue to make these investigations, and, if construction is imminent, to have funds available to plan and engineer it. Court Upholds Conviction of Mrs. Griswold Times Herald News Service AUDUBON — The 1974 conviction of an Atlantic woman on drug charges by an Audubon County District Court jury has been upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court. Mrs. Linda Griswold, then 21, was arrested along with her husband, Wayne, and Michael E. Ferrell, 22, by Audubon County sheriff's officers early on the morning of July 5, 1974. The trio was arrested on a road east of Brayton after they had left what Sheriff Bill Shaw then called a large drug party on a farm east of Brayton. Shaw said the car in which they were riding was stopped after the driver shut off its lights and then sped away. Linda Jane Griswold was convicted by a jury here of possession of cocaine and possession of amphetamines, for which she was sentenced to 90 days each but placed on probation for two years. She also was convicted of possession of marijuana and was ordered to serve a 30-day sentence in the-women's reformatory at Rockwell City for that offense. The convictions were appealed but the supreme court last week upheld them. . Wayne Griswold was not initially charged but later indicted by the grand jury and placed on probation after pleading guilty. Ferrell, who also was from Atlantic, was convicted of possession of a controlled substance but was placed on probation. , Mrs. Meyer Celebrates 92nd Birthday Times Herald News Service CARNARVON - Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Brotherson, Council Bluffs, spent Monday night thru Wednesday morning in the Jake R. Janssen home. They came for' her mother's, Mrs. Lena Meyer's 92nd birthday. Mr. and Mrs. George Straight Jr. and family, Oklahoma, spent the weekend in the Pat Dahle and George Straight home. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Freed and family, Sioux City, were guests in the Mrs. Henrietta Fredricks home Sunday. Mrs. Jake R. Janssen and Mrs. Bilda Tiefenthaler of here were business callers in Storm Lake on Wednesday. Don't be foolish. Off ICE OF fNfRGY CONSEIVATION Of 7Hf fEDf»Al ENEUC* ByCarlHartrnan BRUSSELS (AP) — It will never be necessary to adjust the carburetor on the car of tomorrow. A European expert predicts that a small electronic device and a foolproof magnetic contact breaker will take everything into account for the life of the engine. ''Advances in semiconductors and integrated circuits mean that the total integration of carburetion and ignition is around the corner," according to Joseph Gerard Wurm, a Common Market expert on automobiles. He said that sensors would feed the electronic device with all the information it needed on the water temperature, atmospheric pressure, the speed of the engine and other factors to make sure that as much of the fuel as possible was burned with the smallest emission of pollutants. Wurm described "The Car of Tomorrow" in an article for "Industry and Society," published by the European Commission, the Common Market executive. He told the Associated Press that one American firm —Chrysler — has made a lot of progress in using transistors in its Ignition system. But he saw centralized electronics for Times Herald, Carroll, Id. Tueiday, March 30, 1976 8 ignition and carburetion as still five or six years off. His predictions were made with European cars largely in mind, but he said American models would follow the same trend. Front wheel drive, already normal on most European cars, he expects to be standard on more expensive models as well and to spread in the United States. At least one American car — Oldsmbbile — has a model with a front wheel drive. Wurm called the front wheel drive cheap to manufacture and a guarantee of better road-holding and safety. In Europe it has been used in mostly small and medium sized cars — which are also small, by American standards — but he said the development of engines made of light metal alloys will popularize the device for larger models. Peugeot and Volvo, he added, now have engines weighing only 330 to 350 pounds. But he said heavier, high priced cars will probably stick to front engines and rear wheel drive, with the transmission moved some distance to the rear to improve the distribution of weight. Wurm found room for better streamlining, which he said can mean a 6 to 8 ,jter cent saving in fuel. •••'•• ••':•-.. "The car of tomorrow," he wrote, "is likely to come to a point in the front and slope slightly toward the rear." Wurm noted that a 10 per cent cut in weight means a 4 to 5 per cent cut in fuel. One way to reduce weight is to increase the proportion; of aluminum and plastics in building cars, as many Americans experts are recommending. But , Wurm pointed out that both plastics and aluminum take a lot of energy to manufacutre — so that the overall savings might not be so big. PRENGER FURNITURE "Quality Nimt Brindi you know at always Low Prlcti." 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