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From the First Selectman

A Message from the First SelectmanFirst Selectman, Ken Kellogg

Founded in 1823, Monroe is an outstanding community of nearly 20,000 residents. Monroe offers award-winning schools, safe neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and growth in local business and industry. We offer the convenience of several restaurants and retail shopping while maintaining a New England, small-town charm.

Thank you for visiting the Monroe website; we continue to make more information and services available online. If you have any suggestions to improve our site, please contact me.

Ken Kellogg
First Selectman

Contact Us

Monroe Town Hall Offices
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, Connecticut 06468

PHONE(203) 452-2800
HOURSMonday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

6/23/2020 - Notification of Aquatic Treatment Re-Scheduling Lake Zoar
NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT RE-SCHEDULING
LAKE ZOAR - MONROE, NEWTOWN, OXFORD, SOUTHBURY



In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide targeting control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The treatment is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday June 23, 2020. Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline (in the treatment areas and at public access sites) will be posted with printed signs in accordance with DEEP requirements.

A map showing the specific treatment areas will be posted at the State Boat Ramp and at other public access sites, prior to treatment. The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the following temporary water use restrictions to be imposed in treated areas: no restrictions for swimming, boating and fishing in treated areas; no use of treated lake water for drinking purposes for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for livestock or domestic animal consumption for 1 day, no use of treated lake water for irrigating turf or ornamentals for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for irrigating food crops or production ornamentals for 5 days. These temporary water use restrictions apply only to the areas treated and affected by treatment. Information on the specific date of application may be obtained from the person named below. The chemical application is being conducted by the State licensed firm, SOLitude Lake Management, of 590 Lake Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, Tel. (508) 917-7164; contact Paul Conti.