GLEN ROSE - For at least the next week, residents of Somervell County will have to find an alternative to fighting the summer heat, as the "Plunge" at Oakdale Park undergoes critical maintenance.

An issue with the chlorine filtration system was first brought before the Glen Rose City Council during its regular April meeting and those repairs are now being addressed.

"The chlorine system is under construction," Glen Rose City Administrator Chester Nolen said. "We are anticipating that it will be back on line by next week. I do not have a firm day but it will be open as soon as possible."

According to an Oakdale employee, the needed parts for the system arrived yesterday and work was expected to begin Wednesday afternoon.

The Plunge, which will turn 91 years old in August, was originally a sulphur-and-mineral pool first dug out with a horse and mule, according to the Oakdale Park website.

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

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