Environment Committee Update

Benefit of Regular Septic Pumping
Scientists at the leading NJ Lake Management company report that with regular septic pumping we can reduce the nutrients flowing into our lake by 20 to 30%.  What a difference that would make to the health of Cupsaw Lake.  As a rule, we should be pumping our septics at least every three years.  Please help.  Spring is a good time to get this done before we allow runoff to add nutrients to our lake that cause excessive growth of weeds and algae. 

 
Aeration Upgrade
We and several lake management experts have concluded that our aeration system is undersized.  As a result, the benefits of improved dissolved oxygen are offset by the mixing of nutrient rich bottom water in summer months.  We are going to add diffusers to the deep end to correct this problem.  We will test to determine the benefit of this upgrade.
 
Blue Dye
The use of blue dye was so successful last August that we plan to use it again this year.  In fact we plan to apply it in the Spring and then have a booster shot in the Summer.  The purpose is to block the UV rays to slow the growth of weeds and algae.  It is food grade, thus safe for our swimmers.