As of August 11, our pond water is in good shape. The E.Coli is a bit higher than we have seen but is normal given the high use and is not of concern at this time.
Detailed results in table below. Max EPA recommended level for E.Coli is 235 (drinking water should be under 1), no recommendation for phosphate. Last year’s comparable time values in ().
|June 9, 2017
||5 CFU/100 ml (4)
||0.08 mg/L (0.07)
|July 7, 2017
||20 CFU/100 ml (4)
||0.07 mg/L (0.05)
|August 11, 2017
||30 CFU/100 ml (6)
||0.07 mg/L (0.08)
Check out these cool photos of the pond taken by Michael’s drone today!
Thank you to the many, many EHN residents who came out on this beautiful day and once again helped make the clean-up a success! It was wonderful to see everyone working hard to make our pond and beach beautiful for another season. Of course, it isn’t a clean-up without swimming (no matter what the water and air temperatures are), and kids also worked on road signs. Thank you again and again and ENJOY! Special thanks to Faythe for getting the food, and Sophie and Hanna for entertaining the younger children.
Due to the forecast weather for this weekend (cold and rainy), the spring pond clean-up will be held next Saturday, May 20.
See the post below for details!
Below is your 2017 EHN Board, as voted at the annual meeting.
Many thanks to Steve Brown for his 4 years of service as a board member and secretary.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Lingo for her 3 years of service (2 years as president) and for spear-heading all the work related to traffic and speeding in Echo Hill! And double-thanks for staying on the board.
Alice Briggs (Secretary)
Krisztina Filep (President)
Richard (Dick) Giglio
Paul Hamel (Treasurer)
Faythe Turner (Vice-President)
The Board will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 28 at the Amherst Women’s Club on Triangle Street. All EHN members and interested parties are welcome. Snacks and desserts will start at 6:30 pm, followed by the meeting. Additional agenda items may be submitted for consideration to Board Co-Presidents, Elizabeth Lingo and Krisztina Filep.
– Approval of last year’s minutes
– Year in Review
– Financial Report
– Tree and Architecture Report
– Pond and Water Quality Report
– Neighborhood Directory
– Speeding and Traffic Survey Results
– Board Elections
Neighborhood tag sale – Saturday, September 24.
Fall picnic – Saturday, October 1, 4-7 pm, at the Oak Knoll pond. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert for the pot luck. The EHN Association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. This is a great time to get to know new neighbors and catch up with old friends, while enjoying delicious food!