Shoreline homeowners are directly affected by invasive aquatic species.
“They have felt like the use of boat house, dock, swimming area or sea wall has been hampered by the occurrence of these weeds,” Dodd said.
Georgia Power launched an aquatic weed treatment pilot program for homeowners this year.
Interested lake residents can download the herbicide treatment application. If approved, Dodd said the homeowner gets immediate response for their shoreline needs.
“If approved, they can go out and hire a certified state licensed aquatic pesticide applicator,” Dodd said.
To date, two Lake Sinclair homeowners received permitting through the program. Pre-approved applications for a typical shoreline area costs between $200 and $300.
Georgia Power discourages rogue, unapproved chemical application to Lake Sinclair. Doing so could disrupt the water’s natural balance.
For further information about aquatic weeds or for a homeowner application request visit www.georgiapowerlakes.com or call 706-484-7500.
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