Hi everyone – Here is the update from the Stow BOH:
The four samples taken at Lake Boon on Monday 8/18/14 by Microbac Labs were reported today Tuesday 8/19/14. The results are the following:
1. Pine Bluffs Beach – 114 colonies E. coli
2. 1st Basin Barton Rd. across from Town Beach – 5 colonies E. coli
3. 2nd Basin North Shore Drive – 4 colonies E. coli
4. 3rd Basin Back side of Hale Rd. – 31 colonies E. coli.
The results are under the 235 E. coli for the Town Beach and the beach will be opened again. The other counts of E. coli in the pond are not an indication of a drinking or swimming issue and are very low. Testing of wells everywhere in the community is important to do every few years. The information on E. coli is very valuable for lots of reasons. BOH agent wants to thank everyone for their trust, cooperation, assistance, ideas, and patience. We will need to further evaluate the process for the future. The collaboration of our improvement plan will be important.