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Alberta: RV Resort wastewater plant approved
A proposed new wastewater treatment plant DeGraff’s RV Resort, which would also be used to irrigate a nine-hole golf course, moved one step closer to reality when county officials backed a request to relax the 300 meter setback requirement, the Lacombe Globe reported.
The proposed plant is a packaged system provided by H20 Innovation called the Bio-Wheel. It is a hybrid system that uses activated sludge and fixed film technologies. The fixed film is attached to a rotating cylinder that is approximately 80 percent submerged and reduces total nitrogen to approximately one millegram per liter, the Globe reported.
The treated effluent will be sprayed on a nine-hole public golf course and driving range.
According to the Globe, the resort is presently using a communal holding tank facility which was approved by the county on a short-term temporary basis for the first phase of the DeGraff’s RV Resort development.
South Carolina: Family charged with campground disturbance
According to the Shelby Star, a Shelby, North Carolina family of four was arrested on charges of fighting security guards at a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, campground last month, and one family member is accused of threatening to kill a police officer.
Jonathon Edmond Clark, 23, was arrested with his 13-year-old sister and his parents, 47-year-old Timothy Wray Clark and 44-year-old Amanda Abdow-Clark, at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground outside Myrtle Beach July 3.
According to the newspaper report, Ocean Lakes security guards called police to report that they had allegedly been assaulted by drunken campers. One had been bitten.
The Clarks were given trespass warnings and told not to return to the campground.
Tennessee: Lakeview RV Park named top campground
Lakeview RV Park on Boone Lake in Bluff City, Tennessee, been named Campground of the Year 2010–2011 by the Tennessee Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, according to a news release.
The award is given in recognition of member accomplishments in campground operations, marketing, management, and industry unity. Lakeview is a 151 site year-round, full-service campground. Worley and Beth Fain are owners of Lakeview RV Park. The campground property has been in Worley’s family since 1839.
Lakeview offers full-hookup camping, 20/30/50 amp electric, wide roads for easy site access, clean private bathrooms, fishing, a salt water pool, a grill, a campground store, a laundry, free WiFi, cable TV, free coffee, horse shoes, a playground, a pet playground, and boat rental. Amenities like propane, the Lakeview Grill, boat rental and swimming are available for area community members.
Kansas: Storm overturns RVs at reservoir campground
At least 10 and possibly 12 people were injured Friday (August 14) when a violent thunderstorm packing 60 mph winds swept across Marion Reservoir and flipped over three recreational vehicles in a campground at Cottonwood Point II after a sudden downdraft of wind.
Six campers were taken to Hillsboro Community Hospital, two people were taken to Newton Medical Center, and two to four people were taken to St. Luke Hospital in Marion, according to Rebecca Lynch, a physician’s assistant at Hillsboro Community Hospital. All were had been released by Saturday, reports the Marion County Record.
“The wind came up all of a sudden — then boom!” recounted camper Ron Kaufman of Hutchinson, whose recreational vehicle was adjacent to the overturned ones.
Nebraska: Flood closes Omaha campground for season
The city of Omaha stands to lose about $20,000 in revenues after deciding Friday (August 13) to close the N.P. Dodge Park camping area for the rest of the summer, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
The park has been flooded since June 20, said Brook Bench, the city of Omaha’s park maintenance manager. The park typically closes October 15.
At this juncture of the season, it’s the worst flooding Bench, who has worked with the parks department for 15 years, has seen at the park. It’s the first time any part of the park has been shut down early.
After flood waters recede, Bench said the park will be cleared of brush and debris, and the grass will be aerated and re-seeded to get the area ready for 2011. It’s unclear how much the repairs will cost, but the city intends to claim as much of the expense and lost revenues as it can through the federal government since the area has been deemed a disaster area.
The park’s crow’s nest, public boat ramps, and shelter are closed, for now, but will reopen when the area is safe, Bench said.
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