Herbicide booster treatment planned for July 14

The following is a memorandum from SŌLitude Lake Management:

M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Property Owners / Abutters to – Lake Boon, Stow/Hudson, MA
FROM: SŌLitude Lake Management
DATE: July 5, 2022
RE: Management of Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Boon

Please be advised that SŌLitude Lake Management will be conducting an herbicide treatment to the aquatic vegetation in Lake Boon in Stow/Hudson, Massachusetts on July 14th, 2022.

The use of the lake’s water in Basins 3 & 4 and in the Monahan’s and Hale Road Coves will be restricted as follows:

  • Swimming – Until July 15th
  • Livestock watering – Until July 15th
  • Direct drinking – Until July 15th (note that lake water should not normally be used for potable
  • water in general)
  • Irrigation – Until August 15th [this is not a typo!]

Signs warning of the water use restrictions will be posted prior to treatment in the affected areas.

For more specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map.

Please feel free to contact SŌLitude Lake Management at (508) 865-1000 with any
questions.

[Note: This booster treatment maintains the slow acting systemic herbicide concentration that must be maintained over an extended time in order to be effective. It has been used about once every 3 years on Lake Boon.]

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