The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

Country Charm at the Center of Connecticut

Update on Paper Goods Pond

In 2020, the Town applied for a grant through CT DEEP to treat invasive species on several bodies of water throughout Town for an amount of $20,000.  DEEP is expected to announce grant awards sometime over the next couple of months.  The Parks and Grounds Department has $25,000 in their 2021/2022 fiscal year budget to treat these water ways.


The Town has been in contact with three companies that are experts in this field and is looking to contract with Water & Wetland LLC (Upton, MA) for a three-year term. Their services would include a presentation to the Town Council explaining their course of action. Water and Wetland would also apply for a three-year DEEP permit which will happen immediately after the contract is signed. Once the DEEP issues the permit, two treatments for the water chestnut, duckweed, phragmites and algae, all located at Paper Goods Pond, will be applied by the company. The first treatment would tentatively be at the end of July and the second treatment would be four weeks after that. This is when the herbicides would be most effective.  


The Town is also evaluating other options to improve water conditions in addition to the treatments by Water and Wetland.  

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240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
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240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
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