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Water Tank Cleaning 8/4 and 8/5

This is a Public Notification to the residents of Indian Lake Borough. 

Indian Lake Borough water system is scheduled to have the Cherry Lane Water Tank and the Peninsula Water Tank cleaned on August 4, 2018 and August 5, 2018. You may experience cloudy water or dirty water from this process. The water will be safe to use during this time and no further actions will be required for the use of the water.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at Dean@indianlakepa.us.

Thank You,

Dean Snyder
Indian Lake Borough Water Operator

2017 Drinking Water CCR

Each year, by June 30th, we are required to publish a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) covering the water quality analysis for the previous calendar year. This year the 2017 report was issued on July 18, 2018. Click Here for another copy.

The DEP has required that we issue a public notice that we issued the report late.  Click Here for a copy of that Notice.


June 25, 2018 e-News and Mayor's June Newsletter


An e-News covering a number of topics was issued on June 25th.  If you didn't get a copy, please sign up for our e-News via the above link.  You can read a copy Here.

Mayor Miscoe has also issued a June 2018 Mayor's Newsletter.  To read a copy, Click Here.

Weed Treatment CANCELLED

The weed treatment scheduled for June 18th and 19th is CANCELLED.  

Click Here to see more in our e-News.

Anglers' Club


The Indian Lake Anglers' Club has published a series of fliers publicizing their Summer Activities.  Click Here to read all about it...

Click Here for a 2018 Membership Application; dues are only $25.

SwiftReach & Constant Contact

Thanks to our service providers, SwiftReach and Constant Contact, this site no longer requires or features registration or login or passwords, the best defense against the incessant hacking...  Login remains necessary only for administrators.

SwiftReach is the existing Emergency Notification Service (robo-caller) we use to make phone calls regarding water line breaks, road closures, weather emergencies, etc., in compliance with state and federal regulations.  

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Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department

Please consider a personal or family contribution to the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department.

SVFD provides emergency services to Indian Lake.  Like every other volunteer fire department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, budget and funding cutbacks continue to take their toll.  State and national regulators, however, have not relaxed their equipment standards, nor have we as property owners, nor SVFD themselves, lowered our expectations for excellence in service.  Old equipment needs to be replaced and new technologies and techniques cost a lot.

For the past 5 years, maybe longer, SVFD has been asking the Borough to budget for nearly 3 times our historical funding levels to make up for the combined shortfalls and increased regulatory appetite. Council has not obliged, faced with our own regulatory debacle; the 3-phased Dam Remediation effort and the sense not to raise taxes even further.

SVFD believes that at 46% participation rate, Indian Lake 'residents' are not paying their fair share. Council has challenged SVFD's numbers, but with 2/3 of our homes being occupied on only a seasonal/part-time basis we cannot find fault in their numbers.  Lake Stonycreek, part of Stonycreek Township, is likely similar but not as readily segregated...  SVFD feels the crunch from both, though.

We recognize seasonal and part-time residents may contribute generously to their "home" communities, but that doesn't help SVFD, nor does it mean your Lake House has any lesser fire risk or need for emergency services SVFD provides.

Firefighters do not like begging for money.  While many of us like buying subs or attending a periodic cash-bash, organizing and running them, and on a steady/regular basis, is not a highly motivational recruiting or retention technique for firefighters.

Please join Council in making an increased personal commitment to SVFD in recognition of their incessant commitment to us, and our safety and our properties.

Click Here to see a recent e-News on SVFD.




The Service Corp has issued a brief survey to subscribers to our e-News.  To participate you may Click Here.

To see the preliminary results, Click Here.

New Lead and Copper Sampling Rules

For 2016, in-home monitoring for Lead and Copper has been enhanced and clarified.  See the links below for general information:  

Additional instructions regarding the sampling will be provided in a month or so for those selected for our 2016-2018 plan period sampling.

There are no lead pipes within the Borough's water distribution system, and no significant lead or copper has been detected in any previous testing; generally zero lead is present and copper is very low.

Community Events Calendar

A consolidated Community Events Calendar is now available.  Either click on the EVENTS Calendar tab on the menu bar of any page, or Click Here.

Mayor's Newsletter January 2018


Here is a link to Mayor's latest Newsletter kicking off 2018 at the Lake.

Click Here or on the link below:



Shoshone Park

Welcome to Shoshone Park. After a year of planning and execution and the help of many volunteers our new park is open. Located on the peninsula behind the stumps you will find an area cleared for fishing as well as a place to stick your feet in the water. Located off of North Shore Trail you will find parking at the gate. It was decided to proceed with the park in phases, each phase dependent on the previous one.The first phase was the clearing and contouring of the land as well as planting seed. A picnic table and grill will be installed with more added as they are needed. Please stop by and take a walk down to the new park. We will plan a dedication of the park next spring. Once again Indian Lake has shown how the residents when asked will turn out and give of their time and talent for a good cause. Most of the construction if not all of it was done with donated equipment and the time of our residents. Thank you to everyone that helped to make our new park possible.

Valve Locator Posts

As a result of our efforts trying to narrow-down water leaks this year, and the difficulties we had locating them, we have installed a number of new isolation valves.  Also in the process we found and have replaced a number of defective curb-side shut-offs for residences.

It is necessary that these valves, and all curb-side shutoffs, be clearly visible or marked so they can be easily located in emergencies, and can be readily avoided by snow-plows, delivery trucks and guests who may need to park along the roadways/berms. 

The Borough has purchased metal posts/stakes intended for this purpose.  This was done a number of years ago and many have been removed or knocked over.  [Some were 'reportedly' removed by residents who considered them eyesores, but I can't see anyone doing that on purpose...]

Please make a note of where your curb-box is located and check regularly that the locator remains upright, visible and effective.  If it gets knocked over or removed, please report it to the Borough Office.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Lake Directory NOW AVAILABLE

Indian Lake Service Corp is pleased to announce that the Indian Lake Directory is done and printed copies are now available for purchase at the Borough Office, during normal business hours, at a cost of $2.00 each. This year's version includes home and lake addresses and phone numbers, as well as e-mail addresses, where such was provided for publication.

Proceeds go to the Service Corp's general fund.

Normal Borough office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thanks to Dick Bryant and Theresa Weyant for their hard work in bringing this together.


Dick Stern

President, Indian Lake Service Corp.





At our Town Meetings, Bill Kirkpatrick talks about our weeds.  Not all weeds are bad.  The weeds we deal with show we have a healthy, balanced Lake.  The 3 major weed types are covered in the links below:

Remember that different Lakes and bodies of water have vastly different environments.  Moving your boat/trailer between locations can be our biggest vulnerability to Indian Lake.  The following steps can greatly reduce the risk...
  • Dry your boat/trailer at least 7-10 days
  • Use a Chlorine/Bleach solution to rinse
  • Pressure Wash before launching in Indian Lake
  • Run Engine with boot/fresh water intake


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