WORCESTER – The Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks [DPW] has contracted for application of a herbicide treatment to Coes Reservoir on Tuesday, August 11.
The treatment is to control the growth of water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant.
DPW will post signage on beaches prior to application. Recreational use in the swimming area may continue.
All residents are advised to discontinue using water from Coes Reservoir for irrigation of plants or lawns or for watering livestock. Individuals should also keep clear of application boats.
Water will be safe for all uses again on Wednesday, August 12.