Posts Tagged 'Chautauqua Utility District'

Property owners approve CUD measure

Property owners approve CUD measure

Last Tuesday, Chautauquans overwhelmingly approved a proposal by the Chautauqua Utility District (CUD) authorizing a $408,000 expenditure over the next year for engineering design work on equipment replacement and upgrades needed to comply with federal clean water mandates.

Changes loom for the CUD ahead of Tuesday vote

Changes loom for the CUD ahead of Tuesday vote

From noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonnade, property owners on the grounds will have the chance to vote in an election which will affect the future course of their sewer and water services.

Property owners last cast their ballots back in August 2000, voting to upgrade the water plant behind the Colonnade that purifies Chautauqua Institution’s drinking water. That measure carried, with more than 95 percent of voters approving the upgrade. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

Cherry leads Lake Walk, wastewater plant tour

Cherry leads Lake Walk, wastewater plant tour

The water of Chautauqua Lake will be the focus of today’s Bird, Tree & Garden Club Lake Walk led by Tom Cherry, operations supervisor for the Chautauqua Utility District. At 6:30 p.m. at Heinz Fitness Center’s covered porch, Cherry will present “Water — Before and After.” Cherry said in an email that participants would walk from the porch along the lakefront with the option of a wastewater plant tour.

BTG Lake Walk gives tour of wastewater plant

BTG Lake Walk gives tour of wastewater plant

Interested in the processes of accessing drinking water from Chautauqua Lake or wastewater removal at the sewer plant?

Tom Cherry, operations supervisor for the Chautauqua Utility District, will conduct a Lake Walk at 6:30 p.m. today titled ”Water — Before and After.” Cherry will begin at the Heinz Fitness Center covered porch (below the YAC) on South Lake Drive at the corner of South.

“I will have some pictures of the wastewater plant,” Cherry said. “I also have some more archival information from Jon Schmitz and some from The Chautauquan.”

Testing the waters

Testing the waters

The former director of the United Nations Environment Programme has said that “we used to think that energy and water would be the central issues for the next century. Now we think that water will be the critical issue.”

“Water is the oil of the 21st Century,” a former Dow Chemical president told The Economist magazine.