As part of the 2002 Residential Survey, Lake Vernon residents listed water quality of Lake Vernon as one of the most important issues to them.
The most recent work funded by members through the LVEA is the Water Quality Study prepared by Gartner Lee. As pollution makes water unsuitable for drinking, recreation, agriculture and industry, it eventually also diminishes the aesthetic quality of our lake. When contaminated water destroys aquatic life and reduces its reproductive abilities, it eventually menaces human health. No one escapes the effects of water pollution.
Water pollution is one of the most critical issues facing Lake Vernon today. Sharing our shoreline means we need to be good stewards of the water, to ensure it remains suitable for drinking, recreation, agriculture and aquatic life.
Commissioned by the LVA, Gartner Lee has undertaken a Water Quality Study and the findings were presented at the 2008 AGM. The full report below includes information on a water monitoring program, through which LVA members can monitor the water quality themselves in the years to come.