As of August 5, Quabbin Analytical Laboratory states “For the items tested, this sample was found to be within acceptable levels for swimming & fishing.”
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 ().
|May 25, 2016
||4 CFU/100 ml (10)
||0.07 mg/L (0.05)
|June 29, 2016
||4 CFU/100 ml (10)
||0.05 mg/L (0.02)
|July 29, 2016
||6 CFU/100 ml
Thank you to the many, many EHN residents who came out on this oasis of a beautiful day and once again helped make the clean-up a success! It was wonderful to have neighborhood veterans, new families, and kids working and socializing. Special thanks to Jim for flagging what to cut and what to keep, Faythe for the food and beverages, Paul and Arnie for building a box for toys and tools, Jessi and Jerry for getting the dock out, Alice, Joshua and Dick for the canoes, Sophie and Grace for taking care of the littlest EHN residents and everyone for making our pond and beach beautiful! Our wonderful pond cannot be maintained without you all. Thank you again and again and ENJOY!
Date: Saturday, May 14 (rain date: Sunday, May 15)
Time: 10am – 1pm (come for as little or as long as you can!)
Location: Oak Knoll (Road) Pond
Join your neighbors in getting the pond ready for summer – we will rake weeds, collect debris, weed the beach, clear out invasive plants and launch the dock, of course. Wheelbarrows, canoes, tarps, rakes, shovels, clippers, etc. will be needed that day.
Refreshments and babysitting will be provided by the Association.
The Board will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at the Amherst Women’s Club on Triangle Street. All EHN members and interested parties are welcome. Agenda items may be submitted for consideration to Board President, Elizabeth Lingo.
When: Saturday, September 19, from 4-7pm (September 20 raindate).
Where: “The Pond”
- The picnic is potluck—please bring your favorite side dish/salad, appetizer or dessert.
- New this year–we will have live music! If you or someone else would like to play, let us know!
Quabbin Analytical Laboratory found E. Coli Bacteria and Phosphate levels to be within acceptable levels for ponds.
E.Coli results at 10 CFU’s per 100 ml of sample water, same as last year. Acceptable level for swimming ponds.
Phosphate at 0.02 mg/l. Last year was 0.03. EPA does not have any requirements for phosphate levels.
Quabbin Analytical Laboratory also stated “For the items tested, this sample was found to be within acceptable levels for ponds.”
Continue to enjoy!
The EHN Board
Thank you to the many, many EHN residents who helped make this such a successful and fun day. It was wonderful to have neighborhood veterans, new families, and happy kids. The task administration was superior this year – and we didn’t think Jim could possibly be more organized, but he beat his own high standards! Food and beverages were much appreciated and we were well sated and hydrated thanks to Faythe. Heroic efforts to launch and ground the spiffy dock by Paul and Steve. Cheery childcare, plenty of tools, and a hugely devoted crew. Our beautiful pond cannot be maintained without you all. Thank you again and again and ENJOY!