The leak that was reported a few weeks ago at the Wood River Aquatic Center is apparently not as bad as it once was. While the leak still exists, and they don’t know exactly where it is, having the rest of the equipment running smoothly is apparently resulting in less water loss.
That leak had been responsible for the loss of about 25,000 gallons of water a day, but Recreation Supervisor Jason Woody says their most recent check shows that number is down to about 5,000 gallons. He says the neighbors don’t have anything to worry about.
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He says crowds have been good this season, and with temperatures forecasted in the 90’s for much of the week, that trend should continue.
The Wood River City Council also took action to sell its current Public Services building, as they will be moving into the former Army Reserve Center on Anderson Avenue. The city is also reducing the number of liquor licenses by two. No businesses are closing, but there are two that were not being used, so this was a bookkeeping move on the part of the council.
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