Support Town Sewerage and save Wequaquet Lake

Support Town Sewerage and save Wequaquet Lake

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charles murphy started this petition to Town Councilor - Precinct 2 Eric R. Steinhilber and

Petition to Barnstable Town Council Members

Save Lake Wequaquet

WHY YOU CAN’T SWIM

This summer algae blooms in Lake Wequaquet have produced dangerous levels of cyanobacteria that have threatened the health of our family and pets.

Septic tanks are overwhelmingly responsible for the problem as they eventually leech into the water. Fertilizing lawns that abut the lake and road run off also contribute.

We urge town council members to vote for the water treatment management plan that will include the entire perimeter of Lake Wequaquet.

This would put pipes in the ground in less than 10 years. Otherwise, we will have to wait another 20-30 years.

Each summer the lake is effected, and this summer:

  • The town public beach on the lake was closed
  • The Yacht club beach was closed
  • Holly Point private beach was closed
  • There's been a high risk for pets getting sick
  • There's been a high health risk for children

Town Council Members have the opportunity now to secure their legacy for the health of our lake and community.

Petition started by the Wequaquet Lake Protection Association

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