s. 319 NPS Pollution Grant Work Begins in Sutton

Yesterday the Sutton Highway Department began work at the State Public Access Boat Ramp as outlined in the EPA/DEP s. 319 Non Point Source Pollution Grant project for Manchaug Pond.

Replacing the pipe that went directly into the lake will be a filtering pool lined with stone.

The stone used around this pipe is “historic” rock, I was told, coming from the egg farm which once stood at the present site of the Manchaug Fire Station just down from Steven’s Pond dam.

This filtering sturcture, pervious pavers and a rain garden in addition to the upgrade of the two existing catch basins will address run off at the ramp which have caused these “phragmites” to grow.