2012 Application Details

Plans for the 2012 treatment are identical to 2011 for Milfoil & Curlyleaf pondweed, but on a much smaller scale. The entire bay will not be treated for milfoil. Both weeds will be treated on a spot treatment basis in areas found to have Milfoil & Curlyleaf pondweed in the spring survey. The watering ban may be reduced significantly if there is one at all.

  • All residents effected will have their property posted the day of treatment.
  • The treatment is done with Triclopyr in a granular form.
  • The posting will mention an irrigation restriction for 120 days. The 120 day period is only used if the water is not tested. Carman Bay water will be tested weekly and the irrigation restriction will likely last 2 - 3 weeks at the very most.


Will there be irrigation restrictions?

  • Possibly. In 2012 we will will again be using Triclopyr, but the areas effected by a watering ban may end up being very small, or none at all. If near-shore areas are not treated there will not be an irrigation ban. The standard irrigation restriction is for newly seeded lawns and ornamental plants for up to 5 weeks. This basically means all broadleaf plants including shrubbery. The experience in past has been that you can safely use lake water for irrigation after 2 - 3 weeks, although technically the all clear may not be issued for 5 weeks. The water will be tested every week until an all clear is issued. Established grass has no restrictions. If you want to try watering broadleaf plants before the ban is lifted you can do so at your own risk. Please call Tom Lowe for further discussion in this regard. Edible plants will not be harmful to humans, the problem is the plants may be injured by the herbicide.


How will I know when the irrigation restriction is lifted?

  • The posted signs will be removed from your property.
  • You will receive an email notification.