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What's next for the Bono Lake project?

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BONO, AR (KAIT) - The Bono Lake Project has been a work in progress since 2007 but those who have been working hard to get the lake finished said things are looking up.

 

“Well we're getting ready for the big event getting ready for the slurry wall that's going to be the turning point for the lake once we get this in there’s just hardly anything that’s going to stop us,” said Mike Hawkins.

 

Throughout the process there have been several obstacles they've had to deal with but they've made a few changes along the way hoping to get the project up and flowing.

 

“This was one of my priorities to see through we had some trouble with the engineering firm before and we swapped engineers once we got a new engineer on board the construction company has been very diligent and hanging with us through all the delays it’s just been one thing after another but we're on a good track now finally,” said County Judge, Ed Hill.

 

 

“It was something the people voted 73% for the tax to do so I felt like it’s something once we've committed to it we needed to see it through and that’s what we're going to do.”

 

The big question is, when we'll get to see some water in that big empty space?

 

“We're hoping at the end of next summer we'll shut the pipes off and let her start filling up.”

 

“It’s going to be one of the safest lakes in the state of Arkansas,” said Hawkins.

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