Various coves and shoreline areas of Webster Lake (Reference MAP 1) will be chemically treated with USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicides on Tuesday, June 12th to control nuisance and invasive aquatic vegetation. The entire lake will be closed for swimming and other water contact recreation on the day of treatment (June 12th) only.
In addition, the lake water cannot be used for drinking, irrigation (ie; watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) and consumption by livestock (ie ; refers to cattle, horses, etc., - note that pets/wildlife will not be harmed that may ingest the lake water) for a period of five days, commencing on the day of treatment.
Reference Map 1, above
Reference Map 2, below
In those five small areas of the lake (Reference MAP 2) where Sonar (fluridone) herbicide is also being applied, use of the lake water for irrigation is prohibited until August 12th. The Town Boat Ramp will be closed to launching of boats on the day of treatment and the Town Beach will also be closed.
The work is being performed under a License to Apply Chemicals permit issued from MA DEP and an Order of Conditions from the Webster Conservation Commission. Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., of Sutton will be performing this work for the Webster Lake Association.
- Wednesday, 06 June 2012
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