Candlewood Lake septic study to be discussed
BROOKFIELD — A study of septic waste in Candlewood Lake will be discussed at a meeting Thursday evening.
The Water Pollution Control Authority is studying about 1,500 properties around Candlewood to determine how to prevent damaging nutrients from entering the lake through septic systems. These nutrients are one of the reasons invasive species grow in the lake.
Researchers will explain the proposed study area, while property owners will be able to review the initial findings for their lot and speak with project engineers, according to a press release.
Brookfield is the first of the five lake towns to embark on this kind of study, the Candlewood Lake Authority has said.
A state grant is paying for 55 percent of the $320,000 cost of the study, while the WPCA will cover the rest.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 133 of Town Hall.