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Hidden Valley Property Owners' Association
The results from July’s water sampling are now complete. They pretty much mirror June’s results in that Chloride levels are very low, the pH levels are generally satisfactory and show practically no change, and Total Phosphorus measures are either very low or too low to be detected. The clarity of the pond is good and suspended matter in the water (turbidity) is low. All in all, the results are excellent. If you would like more details, please contact Geoff Blackett.
The results from July’s water testing have been received and they are consistent with June’s
results. No spikes or areas of obvious concern were noted.
The Total Phosphorus results ranged from “average” to “ideal” while there was no phosphorus
detected at the inlet by Brown Road.
E. Coli measurements at 1st and 2nd beaches were both well within the state guidelines for
The PH readings have remained steady, ranging from 6.59 to 6.70 (7.0 is neutral). While this is
slightly acidic, it is normal for water bodies in this area.
As always, water clarity remains very good.
The final samples for the season were taken on August 15th. The results of the analyses will be
posted as soon as they are available.
The results from the August water testing have come back and they indicate that the water quality of Lower Beech Pond continues to be excellent.
The average for Total Phosphorus measures was in the "low (good)" range.
The measures for E.Coli ranged well below the state standards for public beaches.
The water clarity was deemed "excellent' .
The Chlorophyll-A measures (an indicator of algae abundance) were in the "good" category.
HVPOA monitors the water quality of Lower Beech pond by working with Department of Environmental Services. The goal is to test the water quality three times a year. DES recommends June, July and August. The results of the testing is summarized on this webpage.