City Commissioner Shares w/Rotary

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Published on August 1 2012 7:30 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham City Commissioner Matt Hirtzel told Effingham Noon Club Rotarians Wednesday that there are no short-term worries for city water users regarding an available supply of H2o.

Hirtzel said he was told that the current lack of rainfall could continue into next year before steps would be necessary to address the situation.  He said Lake Sara, the City's backup source for water, is down two feet from normal pool.  He said city officials indicate the lake was down 7-1/2 feet from normal pool during a drought in the 1980s. 

Be watching for a more comprehensive report on the issue later this week.

Hirtzel, a member of Noon Rotary, also termed the upcoming union negotiations a major consideration for the city, as well as a lack of available housing in the $200,000-$300,000 range.