They have found the leak.
No, not a political, journalistic leak, but a real, chlorinated water leak that has been bedeviling staff at the Centralia Park’s pool.
During a recent meeting of the Centralia Park Board, board members voted to spend $10,000 to fix a leak in
the pool’s main drain.
The leak, which had been tracked down by a process of elimination will be fixed, said Erle Bennett, parks director, by applying a polyvinyl lining to the inside of the drain pipe.
He also said eight of the pool’s underwater lights need to be replaced, as do three valves, and the diving platforms need to be sandblasted.
Bennett also said that Columbia-based Alternative Community Training is renting the East Annex, formerly Nic-n-Noah’s the week of October 3 for life skills training.
In other East Annex business, the board voted to set rental prices for the annex’s batting cages.
They will be available to rent November 1, thru May 1.
Bennett said teams will have priority in reservations, and that individual punch cards will also be available.
The board also voted to buy five batting mats at approximately $220 each, with purchase not to exceed $1,500.
Bennett also said dugouts have been ordered for South field and the City of Centralia Water Department will be digging and installing water lines at all baseball and softball fields.
He also said the Enlow Recreation Center sign has been installed in the front of the Recreation Center building, honoring the long-time park director and his wife who served as park secretary, who were also the driving force behind the building of the recreation center and the park department as a whole.