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This is a Public Water Notification for Indian Lake Borough. A Boil Water Notice is being issued for the residences along North Shore Trail and all connecting roads to North Shore Trail beginning on Monday May 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM. and will remain in effect until further notice. The Borough will be replacing water main valves along this area beginning Monday May 3, 2021 and lasting through Friday May 7, 2021. The water will be turned off intermittently, and at different times and for variable durations depending on the work area. 

You may wish to store and conserve potable water for drinking or cooking during this time.

To properly boil water, you need to bring the water to a boil and let boil for one minute before shutting off the heat. once the water cools, then you can use the water for consumption.

This notice is posted on the Borough website at www.indianlakepa.us for reference.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Thank You.

Dean Snyder
Water Operator

Folowing a Public Hearing on May 12th, 2021, Council plans to enact Ordinance 192, a revision to our Zoning Ordinance, and a revised Zoning Map.  Click Here for details as they appeared in a recent e-News.

New Boating regulations, Ordinance 191, were enacted on April 14th.  Check it out.  Click Here 

Our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (ADWQR), covering the Calendar Year 2020, is now available.  All is well...

Click Here to read or print a copy.

The Indian Lake Service Corp has  announced that Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday  July 3rd.    

The rain date is the 10th.

There may also be yet more fireworks for the Regatta/Community Weekend, tentatively scheduled for the second weekend of August, on Saturday August 14th. Check back for details.


Snowmobiles and ATVs; Sharing the Road

Council enacted Ordinance 187 permitting joint use of Borough roadways for properly registered and operated and insured snowmobiles and ATVs. This 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.

Ordinance 187

Chapter 77 of the Motor Vehicle Code

Indian Lake Borough is increasing yearly water rates this year to $360 per year to pay for the new Treatment Plant and Tank.  The major contract was awarded to Hickes Associates of Alexandria, PA (Huntington County), with the electrical work to Westmoreland Electric from Tarrs, PA (Westmoreland County). Award was/is contingent on closing the PENNVEST loan in April. Construction activity should start this summer.

For questions you can e-mail Dean@indianlakepa.us or Paul@indianlakepa.us


Help support the Indian Lake Anglers' Club and make sure your dues are paid prior to the first tournament!  You can pay your membership dues using our e-Pay or by sending the application to Greg Fenton.

2021 Club Brochure

2021 Registration Form

e-News are issued irregularly but the last one was worth reading...

Click Here if you missed it...  Past issues are available as well. 

Make sure you sign up for future issues.

What's going on...

New Office Hours/Policy

Until further notice the Borough Office remains open for business, but with limited in-person hours as detailed below  An appointment/advance notice is highly recommended.  Please call first.   814-754-8161

The office will be open for regular business hours on TUESDAY and THURSDAY only, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The office phone will be forwarded to a staff cell phone MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY while they work from home.

ALL boat licenses will be mailed this year.  There will be no ‘in person pick up’ option available.

Please use this time to take advantage of our e-Pay systems.  Almost all our daily business can be conducted online or via e-mail.

Kirsten will still be conducting notary services; it will be by appointment only.

We do not expect there to be much disruption of the services we provide to our residents during this time, we only ask for understanding and patience while we all adjust to the new schedule.

Kirsten can be reached via phone at 814-270-4478 and email at kirsten@indianlakepa.us during this time.

-Borough Council

SwiftReach & e-News

Thanks to our service providers, SwiftReach, e-Pay and e-Newsthis 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.  

e-News uses our new MailChimp bulk-mail customer contact provider for subscribing to spam-free (and hopefully hacker immune) e-News/Newsletters and routine correspondence.  MailChimp makes sure that 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.

e-Pay is a full-featured on-line store which lets us automate selecting and paying for services while gathering all the info we need from our customers for boat licenses and such.


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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