East Locust Creek Reservoir project team to host booth at festival in Milan

East Locust Creek Rervoir

The Milan Chamber of Commerce is, once again, hosting a Multicultural Festival on the square in Milan, Missouri on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 11:00 to 5:00.

The festival is designed to showcase both Milan and the many cultures that are calling Milan and Sullivan County home and features food, games, vendors and informational booths.

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission will be hosting a booth to showcase the planned East Locust Creek Reservoir. The Commission will have displays and Project Team members on-hand to share information and answer questions about the Reservoir. Project Team members will also be on-hand to discuss and answer questions about Household and Hazardous Waste  and Asbestos Containing Material removal. Nearly all of the parcels in the lake have been assessed for HHW and ACM’s and other potential contaminants. Most hazardous materials have been removed with plans in place to remove all of them. Demolition of some 63 structures and 16 cisterns will begin in late September.

Separate contracts with two local contractors have also been let. They too, will be working to clean-up the lake bed area in preparation for the lake’s construction. The East Locust Creek Reservoir is the ultimate solution to the chronic threat of water shortages in the 10 county area in North Central Missouri. It will be 2,356 acres of water sitting on approximately 4,300 acres of land just 5 miles north of Milan. With 82 miles of shoreline, the East Locust Creek Reservoir will become the 28th largest lakes in Missouri and one of the largest nearing construction in the United States.

The Commission, along with it partnering federal agency the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other state and federal agencies have spent or are programmed to spend(money in the account approximately $37 million to date on the project. 75 of the 81 parcels required for the lake have been acquired. Final permitting is underway. The Commission welcomes the public to drop-by theCommission booth

The Commission welcomes the public to drop-by theCommission booth