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TASTE & ODOR EVENT

June 15, 2020

As many of our customers have noticed over this past weekend we are experiencing a taste and odor event at Otter Lake. Let me begin with assuring you the water is completely safe to drink. 

 

Taste and odor in surface water is often the result of a blue green algae bloom in a lake. The Commission has a multi prong approach of dealing with algae blooms in Otter Lake, however there is no silver bullet to completely resolve this issue. Blue green algae prefers water bodies that are slow moving, with nutrients and a good light source. 

 

Our watershed plan is a detailed look at each piece of property within the watershed, we use this plan to help identify best management practices for...

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In the water . . . but out of harm's way

In the water . . . but out of harm's way

August 01, 2020

Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, but it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.

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