The Dry Hydrant on Island Road next to Knops Pond has been completed and put into service. This completes the fire protection expansion for the most densely settled area in town. The 2015 Town meeting voted funds to build two cisterns and a dry hydrant to provide a water supply for fire suppression for several hundred homes in the Lost Lake/Knops Pond area. The cisterns are located adjacent to Grotonwood’s parking lot and off Weymisset Road. Several fires over the years have destroyed a number of homes and brush fires are an ever present danger. Please be mindful of proper disposal of cigarettes and carefully monitor all fires in the outdoors.
About The Author
I have an academic background in Earth Sciences and Conservation and have worked for many years on the restoration of the Nashua River. First as a contract manager, I was responsible for allocating millions of dollars in Federal and State grant money used to build the infrastructure needed for the clean-up the river. Secondly, I participated in educating the communities within the Nashua River Watershed through public hearings outlining the steps needed to succeed and enlisting input from private citizens, public figures and commercial interests. As a private citizen I have worked in various capacities with the Town of Groton on water quality management issues in general and the many iterations of the Groton Lakes Association since the 1970s.
GROTON LAKES ASSOCIATION
Located in Groton, Massachusetts, the G.L.A. works closely with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as other community organizations to develop and implement programs, strategies, and ideas which will preserve the lakes for both native wildlife and recreational use, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our local watershed.