Maintaining Your Shoreland Septic System

posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:46 AM by Jennifer Hardy

Best Management Practices (BMPs) are actions you can take to reduce your impact on the environment. BMPs have been described for agriculture, forest management, and construction. This fact sheet describes BMPs you can adopt on your shoreland property to help protect and preserve water quality. In many cases, the best management for shorelands may be retaining the natural characteristics of your property.

Why Phosphate-Free Cleaning Products Matter

posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:37 AM by Jennifer Hardy

Mainstream and organic consumers need to be aware of why phosphate-free cleaning products are so important to our environment.  Phosphates found in cleaning products have been found to be one of the most damaging pollutants to waterways. When phosphates end up in our lakes and rivers, they accelerate plant and algae growth. When the plants and algae die, the bacteria residue consumes the oxygen, leaving less for fish and aquatic life that need the oxygen to survive. If the government steps in to clean the waterways, the costs will most likely be passed on to the taxpayers. The solution to this problem is simple and cost-effective: 

Septic Tank Maintenance

posted Mar 5, 2014, 4:32 AM by Jennifer Hardy

It will cost $75 to $150 each time you have a septic tank pumped, but replacing the entire system and drainfield may cost from $2,000 to $7,000. Threats to human health and water quality increase if your septic system is not properly maintained.

2012 Watson Pond Survey

posted Jul 23, 2013, 1:04 PM by Jennifer Hardy

Check out the 2012 survey created by Ken Wagner, Water Resource Services, Inc.

Weed Cutter available to all WPA members

posted Jul 23, 2013, 8:56 AM by Jennifer Hardy

WPA has purchased an electric weed cutter that can easily mounted to any boat.  If you are interested in using it, please contact Craig Drenga.

2013 Annual Pig Roast

posted Jul 19, 2013, 4:56 AM by Jennifer Hardy

Sunday, September 1
Harwood Barn
Live Band, Auction, Bouncy House and much more
More details to come...

2011 Treatments Summaries

posted Nov 21, 2011, 6:47 PM by Jennifer Hardy

The weekly summaries written by our Water Resources Manager, Ken Wagner, have been posted in the Pond Management menu.

Watson Pond Lake and Management Committee Meeting postponed

posted Nov 21, 2011, 6:31 PM by Jennifer Hardy

The committee meeting scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend has been postponed.  A new date has not been determined.

Recent Newsletter

posted Nov 21, 2011, 6:24 PM by Jennifer Hardy

Recent Watson Pond Lake and Management Committee Newsletter posted

Picnic Rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Irene!

posted Sep 1, 2011, 1:22 PM by Jennifer Hardy   [ updated Sep 1, 2011, 1:25 PM ]

We will have our picnic on Sunday, September 4 @ 12 pm
Rain date: Sunday, September 5 @ 10 am

All previous details are the same as before.

Hope to see lots of friends and neighbors!

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