PLM took six water samples on 6/5/19 and found no problems with E. Coli bacteria. The levels measured at each site are considered safe. Good news!! PLM will repeat the tests again over the course of the summer and the results will be communicated as they are received. The Christie Lake Association pays for an annual water testing program and is covering the addition of these E. Coli tests again this year.
As important as it is to have a scientific evaluation of the lake water it is imperative that each of us also do our part to preserve the health of our lake. Failing septic systems can contribute to E. Coli contamination. If your septic system is compromised because of the high water levels - PLEASE have it professionally inspected / repaired. Thank you.
Water quality is also impacted by plant material. As a reminder, please don't allow grass clippings or other yard waste to get into the lake and remove any water based weeds that you cut.
FYI: E. Coli is not visible to the human eye. The blue-green "oil slick" on some shorelines is likely an algae being fed by the additional nutrients being washed into the water and not an indication of E. Coli contamination.