Notification of Aquatic Treatment at Onota Lake and Richmond Pond

Mayor Bianchi announced there will be an upcoming aquatic treatment for Onota Lake and Richmond Pond.

Mayor Bianchi said, “It is important to maintain the beauty of our lakes and ponds. Invasive aquatic plant species can not only diminish the beauty of the water, but also have a devastating effect on our native aquatic life.”

Onota Lake and Richmond Pond will both be chemically treated with aquatic herbicides on Monday, June 23rd to control invasive Eurasian watermilfoil and other nuisance aquatic vegetation.  Both lakes will be closed to all water uses, (including, swimming, fishing and boating) on the day of treatment.  These uses may resume on Tuesday morning, June 24th.   Use of the lake water for irrigation (watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) is prohibited for 14 days post treatment.  Printed posters warning of these and other temporary water use restrictions will be posted around each lake shoreline in advance of the treatment.  For more information on Onota Lake treatment, call 499-9344.  For information on Richmond Pond treatment, call 698-3882.