Water Quality and Quality of Life: Fireworks ban might be on tap on Spofford Lake
Water Quality and Quality of Life: Fireworks ban might be on tap on Spofford Lake.
"We are hearing more and more about the quality of life of those who live on the lake," said Jon McKeon, chairman of the Chesterfield Board of Selectmen.
This lake is used by many people."
During the meeting at which Harris presented her concerns to the Board of Selectmen, McKeon noted that it’s time to develop a fireworks ordinance for the town, and especially for Spofford Lake.
But while fireworks contamination on Spofford Lake is just one of the most visible threats to its water quality, noted McKeon, there are other threats the town needs to address.
"The lake is used 12 months a year now," said Walton.
And she is also concerned about the quality of life along the lake, not just the water quality.
"There are people who believe that fireworks can cause a level of water pollution and there are other people who don’t believe that," said O’Brien.
"We are very concerned with what people do on their properties around water.
If water quality is degraded or the quality of life around the lake goes down, property values could also drop, meaning a drop in tax revenues.