Lake Bellaire and the Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Plant

December 1985 ; Water Quality Surveillance Section ; Lake Bellaire ; Bellaire Wastewater Treatment Plant ; Intermediate River ; Phosphorus ; Water Quality ; Michigan Department of Natural Resources ; Traverse Bay Watershed Center ; Inland Lakes Management ; Three Lakes Association
A brief review of Bellaire's history reveals the strong desire to maintain the high quality of Lake Bellaire. In 1971 a direct surface water discharge to Lake Bellaire was not permitted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Nutrient inputs improperly discharged through a poorly designed wetland treatment system in 1976 and 1981 caused growths of nuisance algae in Lake Bellaire and resulted in a considerable uproar from local citizens and the Three Lakes Association.
Partial OCR done. Partially handwritten. 17 pages total.