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Pond Teatment

The stormwater catch basin pond is set for treatment by Aquatic Doctors. Did you realize that Cadgewith Farms pond has been under treatment since its creation? Aquatic Doctors has been managing the pond since 2015. Nuisance aquatic vegetation and algae can significantly affect the aesthetics and ecological harmony of our pond. Invasive algae and aquatic weeds not only mar the view but can also pose risks to aquatic life and humans, depending on the species. They can lead to various water quality issues and disrupt aquatic ecosystems, masking the true beauty of a pond. Properly identifying the specific algae and aquatic weeds in our pond is crucial for achieving the desired outcomes.

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE


PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS: IT IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION!!!


The property owners in this area are planning to have the waters in this area chemically treated for control of lake weeds and/or algae. This notice is being circulated at least 7 days in advance of the treatment in accordance with Department of Natural Resources procedures. A permit for the treatment has either been secured or will be secured from the DNR before the work is begun.


We treat each lake or pond according to a schedule or season plan worked out with the owners of the pond and prior reviews. Due to the uncertainty of weather please watch your shoreline for the posting of the 14X11 inch yellow signs, particularly in May and early June. The signs will indicate the date of the treatment, the chemicals used, and the restrictions as to the use of the water for swimming, watering lawns, and the consumption of fish taken from these waters.


** Tentative dates to treat the waters will be on the following dates: Please keep in mind these dates may change slightly, ,certain weather conditions can prevent us from proficiently applying the necessary products.


 

April

24, 2024

May

22, 2024

June

5, 2024

July

  1. 2024

August

15, 2024

September

12, 2024

In the event that you see us spraying and signs are not posted you will know we have not treated your area or any area in which restrictions will be applied to your property.

We anticipate using one or more of the chemicals listed below. Please read the restrictions. Again, these restrictions with their respective chemicals will be found on the restriction signs on day of treatment.


CHEMICAL

Restrictions

Diquat

Swimming or bathing:1 day; Household uses. non-crop irrigation, livestock watering: 3 days; Fish Consumption: 0 days

2, 4-D

Swimming or bawimming or bathing:1 day; Household uses. non-crop irrigation, livestock watering: 3 weeks; Fish Consumption: 0 days

Triclopyr

Swimming or bathing:1 day; Household uses. non-crop irrigation, livestock watering: 120 days; Fish Consumption: 0 days

Aquathol K & Hydrothol 191

Swimming or bathing:1 day; Household uses. non-crop irrigation, livestock watering: 0 days; Fish Consumption: 0 days

Copper sulfate & Chelated Copper

No restrictions

When more than one chemical is used the strictest, longest limits will be posted. These restrictions are designed to allow the safe use of these chemicals. Please do not encourage anyone to use the waters while these restrictions apply.


If you have any questions please contact, Aquatic Doctors Lake Management, Inc. at 616-365-1698


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