MILFORD — Notice is being given to property owners, leaseholders and owners of mineral rights located within Waubee Lake Mobile Home Park’s wellhead protection area.
In March 1997, the state of Indiana passed a law to protect groundwater that is used by public water suppliers. This law is referred to as the wellhead protection plan. The basic principle is to protect the water before it flows into the wells that are used by public and private water users.
Waubee Lake Mobile Home Park, located on CR 1150N, has obtained approval from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to use a radius of 3,000 feet around their wells as the area of protection. Waubee Lake Mobile Home Park utilizes two wells in one wellfield to obtain its drinking water from, therefore, they have one WHPA, as shown on the map.
Those who own or lease property in the mobile home park’s WHPA are being asked for cooperation in keeping this area free of contamination. People who would like information on the WHP program or would like to get involved in the protection efforts should call the Waubee Lake Mobile Home Park at (574) 551-1529.
Remember to practice good environmental methods such as proper disposal of all chemicals, oil, antifreeze, animal waste, household cleaners, paint and so forth. Keep septic systems in good working condition. Properly plug abandoned old wells. Properly dispose of batteries. Whenever possible restrict the use of pesticides and fertilizers to protect the water, as well as personal health.
Waubee Lake Mobile home Park’s completed plan can be viewed at 156 EMS T48 Lane, Syracuse, IN 46567.