The big pool season may be winding down to a close, but the city of Truman is intensely focusing on theirs.
That's because it's been losing about 17 thousand gallons a day.
When school isn't in session, the Truman pool is the place to be.
And it's been that way a long long time.
Truman's City Clerk Monte Rohman says, "The was built in 1968, so it's about 45 years old. Any time you have an outdoor pool, the concrete and mechanical is hit hard by the freeze/thaw cycle."
The pool had been renovated in 1985, and again in 1995. And it's actually those improvements that are causing this leak. And it's not just a trickle.
Rohman says, "In July we noticed we were using about twice as many as usual. Normally that's about a half a million gallons a month. We noticed about 1.1 million gallons in July and a million in August."
That's costing the city about two thousand dollars a month.
Meanwhile, the repairs are budgeted for 18 thousand... with the pool considered a community service... and a community treasure.
Rohman says, "It's really a valuable asset to the country. Truman supports this pool, so we plan on taking care of it. We found the problem, and we'll address that this fall and next spring."
Just in time for next year.