Water Line Repair - Monday, April 18th


This is a Public Notification for the Residents of Indian Lake Borough. 

Indian Lake Borough will be doing a waterline repair on Monday April 18, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The water will be turned off from the intersection of Peninsula Drive, North Shore Trail, and Indian Lake Drive (385 Peninsula Drive) south to the intersection with Palmer Drive (797 Peninsula Drive). This will also include side roads (Cayuga, North Fairway and Point Circle).

The water will be off for several hours to do this repair. When the repair is complete and the water turned back on, you may experience low water pressure, cloudy water and the smell of chlorine until the line is completely flushed out. It will take about one and one half hours to flush the line. Once the line is flushed you may use the water as usual. 

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at

Thank You, 

Dean Snyder, Water Operator 

Mayor's March 2016 Newsletter

Mayor Miscoe has issued a March 2016 newsletter.  Click Here to read it.

All old newsletters can be found here:

Boil Water Notice Lifted
This is a Public Notification to the Residence of Indian Lake Borough. The Boil Water Notice issued on Sunday October 4, 2015 has now been lifted. All water samples have been tested and approved for the lifting of the Boil Water Notice. You may use the water as normal and no longer need to boil the water. Also, Indian Lake Borough is flushing all waterlines this week. You will experience low water pressure and cloudy water during this process. If you have any questions you can go to the Borough website at for further details of this notice or e-mail me at Thank You, Dean Snyder Water Operator
Water Line Repairs


Repairs are complete.  Water service has been restored.  The Boil Water Notice remains in effect until further notice.

Water Line UPDATE


The damaged section of pipe was replaced shortly before 1:30 a.m. and flushing was completed around 2 a.m. The Peninsula Tank was 1/2 full.  The Cherry Lane Tank, nearly full before flushing, was nearly depleted by 6 a.m. as the lines were flushed and the Peninsula Tank then refilled to normal.  The Cherry Lane Tank is now refilling.  One of the joints at the repair is leaking and is being fixed as well before full service is restored

Water remains shut off to the Well99/Cherry Lane Tank service area north of Entrance Drive.  Customers south of Entrance Drive [on and off of South Shore Trail to the Marina] have water.

Well 99 has been pumping for 12 straight hours and refilling the Cherry Lane Tank is expected to take another 6-8 hours.  All this unusual activity has resulted in cloudy and discolored water.  

DEP regulations require us to boil all water from the Well 99/Cherry Lane Tank and the Peninsula Tank service areas.  This is the entire Borough EXCEPT the Well 2/Buckstown Tank service area [North Shore Trail, West Shore Trail, West Shore Trail Extension and side roads off those].

Boil Water Notice


Indian Lake Borough is issuing a BOIL WATER NOTICE for the entire Well 99/Cherry Lane Tank and Peninsula Tank service areas previously mentioned until a Bacteria sample can be drawn and tested. This test will take a few days to run and get the results back. 
To correctly boil your water, you should bring the water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please return to the Borough Web Site for further details or e-mail me at
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will notify you as soon as possible as to when the Boil Water Notice will be lifted.
Thank You,
Dean Snyder
Indian Lake Borough Water Operator



Major Water Main Break - Saturday, October 3rd.


There is a break in the 8-inch main which goes from Northwinds and the Lodge down Peninsula and feeding the Peninsula Tank.  

Cherry Lane Tank is isolated and re-filling.  From the Townhouses to the Lodge and down South Shore Trail toward the Marina all have water. Please conserve.  The reserves in the Cherry Lane tank will be critical to flush lines and refill the Peninsula Tank once repairs are made.

Peninsula Tank is isolated but without a source of water.  It has a limited amount of water now and is NOT refilling.  Once the main is repaired the Peninsula Tank will begin refilling but there will be a boil-water notice, potentially for a few days, until the lines can all be safely flushed, disinfected, and tested. This is a DEP regulation; not our call but in your interest. Conservation by Penisula Tank customers is imperative.  You might want to fill a jug or two to drink before the boil-water notice goes into effect.

Well #2/Buckstown Tank customers are not impacted.

Updates will be provided as more is known.  There is no estimate for the repair.  12-24 hours is a best-guess, and only a guess.

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.

Lake Draw Down

Mark your calendars, the lake draw down will start on October 31, 2015 and will remain lowered through March, 2016.  The lake will be lowered by 6 to 8 feet for winter weed freeze out.  Also, if we secure our permit from the DEP we will begin work on Calendar Run to help with our sediment problem where the stream enters the lake.

Please make a note of the upcoming lake draw down and begin to plan any work you may wish to do and make sure you have all your required permits.  We will start the refill process soon after the ice is off the lake.

Paving Schedule

Paving effort this year will begin on Tuesday, September 8th.

The paving company is scheduled to bring in their equipment on Tuesday.  Milling where necessary will begin on Wednesday.  Paving will begin on Thursday, starting on the West Shore side of the lake.  Please plan your schedules accordingly.

Click Here to see the roads to be paved.

Terry St.Clair
Chairman Roads & Maintenance

Mayor's Newsletter June-July 2015

Mayor Miscoe has issued his summer newsletter with some important safety reminders.  Click Here to see a copy.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (2014)

We recently received our most current (CY 2014) Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  Click Here to see a copy.

The report once again shows that our water is free of any health-related contaminants.

Borough water is known to be rich in Iron and Manganese, attributed to past mining impacts, which can add color and at times a metallic taste.  This report does not consider these as 'contaminants' as they are not health related but instead are considered 'nuisance' chemicals and have no health-related limits.They are subject to 'secondary regulations' or guidelines only, and we are evaluating our water for additional treatment to those guidelines.

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 May 2015 Newsletter

Mayor Miscoe has issued a May 2015 newsletter.  Click Here to read it.

All old newsletters can be found here:

New Trash Collector Notice
At the May 14, 2014 meeting of the Indian Lake Borough Council, Advanced Disposal was awarded the bid for the exclusive refuse hauler for residential customers.
The rates for trash pick-up for curb side or back door service will be:
July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015 - $13.14/month or $17.14/month
July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016 - $13.14/month or $17.14/month
July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017 - $13.14/month or $17.14/month
In order to avoid any interruption of your trash service YOU MUST CALL Advanced Disposal at 1-800-437-1759 immediately to set up trash pick-up.
*You will need to specify whether you want curb side or back door service.
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,

Frank Moldovan,

NEW Smoke Signals Forum

Click Here to go to the NEW Smoke Signals Forum...

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 Meeting, Bill Kirkpatrick talked 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