Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Recreational Use

LIMITED RECREATIONAL USE


The District allows limited recreational use of the watershed area. This means that while the District allows certain recreational activities to take place on watershed property, other activities should not, and will not, be tolerated on this privately held land.

York Water District is a leader in watershed management and source water protection within the Maine drinking water industry. This can be partially attributed to a very strong partnership between York Water District and Kittery Water District. The fact that together, the Districts own a total of 6 ponds/reservoirs located side by side all in the town of York makes this a unique situation and opportunity for collaboration.


POND INFORMATION

Recreational uses are prohibited on these ponds. The following ponds are public water supplies, they provide drinking water to thousands of people in York, Kittery, and Eliot. Please help us protect this valuable resource

·        CHASES POND

·        WELCHES POND

·        FOLLY POND

·        MIDDLE POND

·        BELL MARSH RESERVOIR

·        BOULTER POND

The property owned by the York and Kittery Water Districts surrounding these ponds are.

PRIVATE PROPERTY

It is a privilege to pass across this private land. This privilege can be revoked at any time and for any reason by the York Water and/or Kittery Water Districts



RULES OF USE

·  4 WHEEL VEHICLES (TRUCKS, JEEPS  ETC.) ARE PROHIBITED.

· NO MOTORCYCLES, DIRT BIKES OR MOTORDRIVEN CYCLES.

· ATV’S BY PERMIT ONLY.

· NO GASOLINE POWERED  ENGINES ALLOWED ON THE PONDS AT ANYTIME.

· STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.

· STAY OUT OF CLOSED AREAS.

· THE MAKING OF NEW TRAILS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

· NO BOATING , SWIMMING, OR CAMPING

· NO FISHING, OPEN WATER OR ICE FISHING.

· NO FIRES OF ANY KIND AT ANY TIME.

· NO TREE CUTTING.

· NO LITTERING, CARRY OUT WHAT YOU CARRY IN.

· THE MAXIMUM SPEED ON ALL TRAILS IS 15MPH.

· PET OWNERS MUST FOLLOW THE TOWN OF YORK’S ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCES.

· PET OWNERS MUST ALSO FOLLOW THE YORK & KITTERY WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY ANIMAL CONTROL POLICY. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PETS WASTE.

· NO TREE STANDS.

· HUNTING IS ALLOWED.

· OBEY ALL SIGNS.

· NO ORGANIZED GROUP ACTIVITIES.

· NO ROCK CLIMBING, REPELLING.

· THE POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED.

· NO RECREATIONAL USES ON THE PONDS AT ANY TIME, OPEN WATER OR ICE.

 

 

THIS AREA IS REGULARLY
PATROLLED BY THE
YORK POLICE DEPT. 

IF YOU ARE ON AN ATV
WITHOUT A PERMIT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

York Water District 86 Woodbridge Road PO Box 447 York Maine 03909 207-363-2265