Candlewick Updates – 8/24/18

Posted on Aug 24, 2018

Candlewick Updates – 8/24/18

The Beach is now closed due to a high E-coli bacteria count. We take two water samples at the beach every two weeks while the beach is open as is required by the Illinois Health Department.  The results from those samples has come back high, resulting in a mandatory beach closing.  We will sample the water again on Monday and hope that the levels are back within the acceptable range.  Keep in mind that swimming in the lake is always at your own risk.  The conditions are always changing due to the weather.  Rain events (which we have no control over) always have an impact on the lake.  There is nothing we could have done to prevent this.  Watch the sunshine signs and the website for updates.

The Pool is closed for the season. The reason we have closed early is because there is not enough staff to keep it open.  As is the problem with many pools, the staff are back in school.  State regulations require that a guard be present because of the slide.

Road Construction has been delayed today due to the weather. The paving on Candlewick Drive is expected to be completed on Monday.  Additional work will continue over the next few months including shoulder work, paving at the new culverts areas, paving several patches, and crack sealing.