October QQLA Newsletter
Text of our lawyer's Letter of Intent to sue the Town of Spencer, a report on the 3rd Annual Paddle Poker Run, a letter from QQLA president Doug Vizard, how the flow barrier works, and more.
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Minutes of November 15 Board Meeting
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QQLA to Sue Spencer Over Waste Treatment Plant
At a Spencer town meeting on Monday 10/3, Skip Nielsen of the QQLA was interviewed by a Telegram and Gazette reporter regarding the letter of intent to sue the SWWTP (Spencer Wastewater Treatment Plant) to force them to comply with regulations.
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Birdwatching on North and South Ponds
Lakes Quaboag and Quacumquasit, known to the locals as North and South Pond, contain some of the best bird watching spots throughout the seasons.
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Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant
QQLA has submitted an “intent to sue” letter to the town of Spencer via our attorney; Jamie Vander Salm of Worcester, MA. Our substantiated claim is that SWWTP (Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant) is out of compliance with the Clean Water Act related to significant water loss into the ground water without a required permit and necessary ongoing monitoring.
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Click here for a PDF of the October, 2016 QQLA newsletter.
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Welcome to QQLA
QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes (Quaboag and Quacumquasit are better known as North and South Ponds, and are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge Massachusetts) and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies.
Maintain healthy lake environment and water quality though regular water testing.
* Monitor for invasive vegetation species, algae, and phosphorus and other pollutants.
* Use best practices to manage water quality issues.
* Educate the lake community on best environmental practices.
* Communicate and coordinate our activities with the three towns, Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge and the Mass DEP.
* Foster and encourage a sense of community for QQLA members.
* Monitor water flow direction.
* Participate with East Brookfield in the operation of the flow barrier to prevent high water backflow into South Pond.
We invite you to tour this website and learn more about QQLA activities and encourage your involvement in QQLA.