Lake Hayward


Winter 2014
Dredging under way on Second Beach. Click here for more.

Latest news:

Are you paid up or overdue on your Association taxes? Click here to find out.

Click here to fill out our event recap form.

Click here for an IRS 1099 form.

Click here to learn about the pilot suction dredging project at Second Beach.

Click here for updates to the POALH rules and regulations.

Click here for photos from the June 21 Aquatic Plant Workshop.

Click here if you're a waterfront homeowner interested in learning about weed and muck removal.

Click here for our updated Memorial Fund donation policy.

Oct. 31, 2014
President’s Message: Water shutoff date extended

Good News! Connecticut Water has agreed to extend the shutoff date for the water to next Saturday, Nov. 8. You now have another week to finish up your end of season chores!

For information, go to

Watch your email for further information. (If you are not on our email list, please send your contact information to

Second Beach launch dredging project set to start (Oct. 2014)

POALH signed the contract with All Habitat to suction dredge the boat launch area at Second Beach, with prep work expected to begin quite soon.

Please note that the cabling system used to guide the dredge machine will be in place for about 10 work days, weather permitting, and will restrict access to the boat launch during the week. However, the cables will be moved out of the way so that the boat launch will be available for use on the weekends. We expect the work in the water to take place in November, but possibly later as weather/equipment/and other variables affect the timing. Please plan your use of the boat launch accordingly.

The geotube dewatering bags and other assorted equipment will be on the Second Beach area for many weeks. All Habitat will level the parking area some so that the dewatering bags have a very level surface - this is a critical component. The All Habitat equipment will be removed at the completion of the project. However, the dewatering bags will stay in place until the sediment inside is dry enough to be hauled away, the timing of which is also dependent on the weather.

We do not expect the suction dredge work to be a quick process. There are many variables to contend with when working outside in the water and with lots of equipment. The ultimate limiting factor working this time of the year is ice on the lake. We look forward to a much-improved boating channel access when the project is completed.

Click here to read the 2014 Lake Quality Committee report.

Click here to read the 2013 year-end report (pdf) from Aquatic Control Technology concerning the treatment of Lake Hayward for invasive weeds.

Other items of interest:

• To make sure you receive your Spring packet and other POALH communications, please fill out the POALH information sheet and mail to POALH, PO Box 230, Colchester, CT 06415

• Are you receiving East Haddam alerts? If not download the Everbridge sign-up form

• Do you have special needs emergency personnel should know about? Please download and fill out this form

• To request extra police patrols by the Town of East Haddam download this form

Questions or comments for the Board or POALH staff? Please email us at, drop us a note at the walk-up mailbox at 83 Wildwood Road or mail us at POALH, PO Box 230, Colchester, CT 06415
Important numbers and links:

Connecticut Water Company: 800-286-5700
2013 Pavilion registration form
Report boating violations to the DEP.
Weed Treatment:
Download the 2013 Weed Control Report (pdf) for Lake Hayward.
For garden tips, visit the following:
Organic Gardening Online
Home and Garden Education Center - UCONN's Cooperative Extention System.

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