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How many lakes are there?
We're not sure. Old fish stocking reports list nearly 20 bodies of water within our district. There are surely more than that, however. Some of these lakes have become private, because a single owner has bought all the adjoining lots. Among these are Hank's Pond and Little Sister Lake.

What relationship exists between WMTLA and the Wee-Ma-Tuk Country Club?
The two are separate and distinct.
The Club owns property on Lake WMT and is a member. Many WMTLA members are members of the Club. Membership in one does not constitute membership in the other.
For more information about Wee-Ma-Tuk Country Club, go to:

What relationship exists between WMTLA and the Wee-Ma-Tuk Drainage District?
The two are separate and distinct.
The Drainage District oversees the levels of the lakes and issues surrounding the dam, located at Arrow Rd. The District may levy taxes to support these 
For more information contact Bill Phillips at 309-789-2717.


Where does our drinking water come from?
Ironically, it's from Canton Lake. Until recently, everyone had wells. In the early 2000s, an arrangement was made to buy our water from the Village of Cuba, which buys it from the City of Canton. So the water is pumped from Canton Lake, treated at Canton, then piped to Cuba, then to Wee-Ma-Tuk.  As yet, no similar arrangement exists for sewage, and WMT houses all have septic systems.
For more information, call the WMT Water District. Joe Carruthers: 309-789-2750.


What happens if landowners don't pay dues?
It handicaps the organization.  The covenants, written in the 1960s, make it very difficult to enact any enforceable action.  Other lake communities have the power to attach property liens for unpaid dues, and to deny lake rights to those in arrears. It is unclear what, if any, enforcement rights the WMTLA has. A legal study has been commissioned to answer these questions, and opinions are expected soon. In the meantime, we're grateful for those who pay their dues, and somewhat disturbed by those who benefit from the street lights, fish stocking, and other WMTLA projects without contributing.

What's so special about Wee-Ma-Tuk?
An area blighted by deep holes in the ground, slag heaps, and uprooted trees was converted into a beautiful place, full of wildlife, recreational opportunities, and good neighbors.  WMT might not be unique, but it's surely very rare. For a more complete story, see our History page.

How big is Lake Wee-Ma-Tuk?
According to the free area calculator by Google, the big lake is approximately 133 acres.  The big lake's shoreline measures about 5 miles, and the deepest spots are about 25 feet.  Free Google Area Map Calculator:

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