Swimming advisory in effect for Powers Lake

Water quality test results for Powers Lake from this week showed an elevated level of E.coli, prompting a swim advisory.

This week’s test result, performed by the city of Burlington, were 548 E.coli/100mL. A reading above 235 warrants an advisory.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml.



  1. Annoymous says:

    Is it a coincidence that issues with water quality come during the same week as country thunder when countless concert goers use the lake as their personal toilet and bathtub?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybe it has something to do with all the goose droppings on the piers getting washed into the water.( Something needs to be done to try and keep them off the piers.) The only people that I’ve seen trying to keep it clean are people from the Association. If the Town doesn’t have the resources to maintain it, maybe it should go back to the Association.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I left on Monday and drove by country thunder as they were cleaning up and it smelled absolutely awful even from inside my car. I almost threw up. I don’t Remember the last few years it being that way.

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