MPBMA has been awarded a Schuylkill Highlands grant of $10,000.00 for the assessment of Crystal Lake.  Storm water that discharges into Crystal Lake from Lower Alsace Township and Exeter Township poses as the primary potential source of contamination for MPBMA’s underground aquifer wells that are located in Carsonia Park.

To determine the appropriate best management practices (BMPs) and rehabilitation measurers for Crystal Lake, Liberty Environmental, Inc. is performing an assessment to evaluate the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of the lake.  Available information suggests that insufficient water depth and municipal storm water runoff to the lake are possible causes of water quality problems.