Septic System Maintenance
One of many factors affecting the quality of Lake Leelanau’s water is good stewardship by riparian property owners, which includes maintenance of their septic systems in good condition. Watch this video Flushing the Future – The Challenge of Failing Septic Systems produced by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA) to learn about the importance of regular pumping and periodic inspection of riparian septic systems.
Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) is one of the most widely distributed invasive aquatic plants in North America. It has invaded, and is being controlled in, many Northern Michigan lakes. Recent drone footage has revealed several infestations in Lake Leelanau.
Click on this link to learn about the association’s EWM remediation plan.
Click on this link to see the distinguishing characteristics of EWM compared to other, native, aquatic plants.
Water Quality Reports
The Michigan Clean Water Corps publishes yearly water quality reports for Lakes in Michigan. Here are the recent reports for North and South Lake Leelanau:
Other lake reports are available here.