Published DateLACONIA — The Conservation Commission, in partnership with Pat Tarpey, director of the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, will host a forum on water quality and testing in Paugus Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the city council chambers at Laconia City Hall beginning at 7 p.m.
Tarpey, who manages water testing throughout the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed, trains and assists volunteers to collect samples. The Conservation Commission is working with Tarpey to ensure that the city consistently conducts proper tests and provides accurate data on the water quality of Paugus Bay to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service.
The City Council has included maintaining and improving water quality among its highest priorities.
Tarpey will explain and demonstrate the process of water testing, emphasizing the best practices required to collect accurate samples. She will also discuss the changing quality of water along Langley Brook and Black Brook as well as several unnamed brooks that carry stormwater into Paugus Bay.