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Swimming water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 4, 2007 11:35 AM

WESTBOROUGH

The beach at Lake Chauncy will be closed to swimmers, boating and fishing this Thursday so a herbicidal treatment can be applied to reduce weeds and nuisance vegetation, town officials say.

Aquatic Control Technology of Sutton will apply the treatment, which the beach receives annually, according to the Recreation Department.

The beach will be back open on Friday, but leave that herd of thirsty cows home for another week. Use of the lake water for drinking, cooking, irrigation and livestock will still be restricted through Wednesday, June 13, officials said.

Officials are urging anyone with questions treatment to contact the Board of Health at 508-366-3045 or the Recreation Department at 508-366-3066.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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