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Water Line Flushing - posted Friday, June 14, 2019

Water lines will be flushed, in preparation for the July 4th Holidays, over the period June 17th through 21st and June 24th through 28th.  Water may be cloudy during the flushing but typically the flushing goes without notice.  Folks who have been away and not used water for a long period may experience local settling of red/brown oxides which should quickly disappear as low-elevation or down-sloping individual supply lines get used upon arrival.

Buckstown Tank - Mandatory Water Conservation - June 7th

UPDATE:  The pump has been replaced and tank levels are rising.  Thanks for your patience, to Somerset Well Drilling for prompt service, and to Dean and Rob for their weekend effort as well...


Due to a pump failure and low level in the Buckstown Tank all users in that service area are requested to conserve water to the extent possible until repairs can be made.

The Buckstown Tank service area extends from the west side of the dam, along West Shore Trail, to Buckstown Road to Sioux Path.

See the notice at:  https://conta.cc/2QUakK1

Map-Buckstown Service Area

Al Diehl Memorial Children’s Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Indian Lake Anglers’ Club

Saturday, July 6th, 2019 @ Indian Lake Marina.

Click Here for details on this and other upcoming events ... two page flyer...

Boil Water Notice Lifted -5/31

Please Click Here for the notice sent ealier via eMail and SwiftReach911.

Water Line Flushing-5/13 to 5/24


Water lines will be flushed during the next two weeks.

Please Click Here to see the advisory issued on May 9th, 2019.  Any updates will be posted here.

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 2019 Membership Application; dues are only $25.

Fireworks - 2019


The fireworks for the 2019 "4th of July" celebration will be the Saturday following the holiday, on July 6th.  The rain date will be a week later on July 13th.

There will also be fireworks for the Regatta/Community Weekend, the second week of August, on Saturday August 10th.  

New Ordinance

Snowmobiles and ATVs; Sharing the Road

On Wednesday, February 13th, Council enacted a new Ordinance 187 permitting joint use of Borough roadways for properly registered and operated and insured snowmobiles and ATVs. This new Ordinance is permitted by recent changes in state laws and is viewed as important legislation for recreational and recreation-friendly communities such as ours.

The Ordinance is available by clicking the link below. There are many important provisions, restrictions, limitations and nuance in the Ordinance and, more importantly, the underlying state laws.

Golf Carts are specifically excluded from PA's ATV, Snowmobile or NEV regulations and provisions, and are thus NOT permitted under these ordinances.

There is an open discussion topic on the Smoke Signals Forum at: http://indianlake-pa.net/smf/index.php?topic=188.0

Ordinance 187

Chapter 77 of the Motor Vehicle Code

Debt/Tax Survey 8/15


The survey is now closed.

Click Here to see the results.  Comments will not be published.  If you wish to see your comments in print, please advise and we can do so.  Otherwise we consider them for Council use only.

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.


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.  

Constant Contact is our new e-mail based customer contact provider for subscribing to spam-free (and hopefully hacker immune) e-News/Newsletters and routine correspondence.  Constant Contact ensures we comply with the latest spam regulations, and works with all major e-mail service providers to make sure our guaranteed-welcome and spam-free messages are issued through their systems without being blocked or filtered.  

If you want our messages, subscribe.  See the links at the bottom of this page.  If you do not want our messages, unsubscribe.  It's that simple.  They do the rest.

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:



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.

NEW Smoke Signals Forum

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



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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