Water restrictions on Prospect Lake in Egremont after invasive weed control treatment


EGREMONT — Water restrictions have been put on Prospect Lake after it was chemically treated Monday, town officials said.

Under the direction of the Friends of Prospect Lake, the lake received additives by Solitude Lake Management to control the growth of invasive species.

The restrictions are:

- Do not water livestock until Wednesday;

- Do not drink or cook with water from the lake until Friday;

- And do not use the water for irrigation until Sunday.

At the May town meeting, voters approved spending $5,000 for weed control at the lake. The Friends of Prospect Lake typically have the 55-acre lake treated with about 80 gallons of diquat dibromide.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact Solitude at 508-855-0101.

Kristin Palpini can be reached at kpalpini@berkshireeagle.com, @kristinpalpini on Twitter, 413-629-4621.


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