RA: Lake Audubon Water Quality is Safe for Boating

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(Update, Friday 2:30 p.m.) — Reston Association says the Lake Audubon water has been tested and it is now OK to go boating and paddleboarding.

A sanitary sewer pipe leaked into Lake Audubon on Monday. County water officials fixed the pipe Tuesday, but on Thursday RA told residents to stay off the lake until testing was finished.

RA removed temporary caution signs around the lake on Friday after test results showed no hazardous levels of bacteria in water.

Original story: Reston Association officials are asking residents to “restrict recreational activities” on Lake Audubon until further testing of the water can be done.

Sewer pipe near Cedar Cove/reader photoEarlier this week, a sanitary sewer pipe located between Wakerobin Lane and Cedar Cove Court was discovered to be draining into Lake Audubon. The pipe was fixed by Fairfax County Wastewater management on Tuesday.

Signs have been posted around the lake cautioning people to stay off.

“Until further assessments of water quality and potential clean-up are completed by the county, recreational use (boating and fishing) at the lake is restricted,” says RA. “As always, residents are being asked to abide by RA’s regulations that prohibit swimming in any of Reston’s four lakes.”

Meanwhile, a Cedar Cove resident reports the pipe is fixed, but the sewage smell “and a white film” remains in the creek leading to the lake.

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