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and protecting our lakes
PO Box 370, East Brookfield, MA 01515
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QQLA: Quaboag/Quacumquasit Lake Association
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October Newsletter

Click here for a PDF of the October, 2013 QQLA newsletter.

News About Water Quality

From the Lake Association's President's Annual Report.

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Apple Country Fair A Success

QQLA set up two booths at the Brookfield Apple Country Fair.

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New Album of Vintage Photos of Our Lakes

Hank Bonney has added a large number of late 19th and early 20th century photos to a new portfolio. They're mainly of Quaboag Pond, but also of the surrounding area. Check it out here.

Past News >

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.

QQLA Focus

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.

Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant

QQLA's most recent initiative involves input into the NPDES permitting of the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant. Please review our presentation. The process of the EPA and MA DEP addressing the problems associated with the Spencer plant is slow. At the end of June 2013 the EPA has not prepared a draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permit.

The group is now initiating a new charge and we will provide an update at the annual meeting on August 18th at Camp Frank A. Day.

The ESS Group, an environmental consulting company, has prepared an assessment for the QQLA about the water quality in the vicinity of the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Read more about the SWWTA initiative >

Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant Map

Route of discharge from SWWTP

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