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BLOOMINGTON

Council eyes study for water problems

Meeting City Council

When Dec. 27

Key action A feasibility study to reduce the taste and odor problems in the city's water supply as well as provide a solution should nitrate levels spike in Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake will cost $25,000. The council approved hiring Consoer, Townsend Envirodyne Inc. to study the use of a temporary membrane and ion exchange technology. City Water Director Craig Cummings said this study could create one solution for two problems. Last year, the city's lakes were plagued by high levels of Geosmin, which caused taste and odor problems. While nitrate levels have not been a problem, Cummings said he wants to have a plan in place just in case the nitrates in both lakes take a dramatic increase.

Other action: Approved a liquor license for Nana Thai restaurant, 1500 W. Empire St., which will be able to sell beer and wine by the glass.

Next meeting: Jan. 9

County, insurer talk about L&J fire

Meeting McLean County Board

When Dec. 20

Key action The county will go into arbitration with its insurance carrier to settle its claims relating to the electrical explosion at the McLean County Law and Justice Center. The arbitration will help speed the claims process so the county will have a better idea of what money damages to seek in its lawsuit against AmerenIP.

Next meeting : Jan. 17

Compiled by M.K. Guetersloh

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