When you live on a recreational lake such as Smith Mountain Lake, a common concern is water pollution. Residents want to be sure they, their children, grandchildren, friends and pets are safe when swimming and sporting around the lake. This month, local publication Laker Magazine includes an article on SML water safety that is both thorough and helpful for understanding water health and how the lake itself rates in cleanliness. You may appreciate knowing the article states Smith Mountain Lake’s water quality is excellent.
While the article is a one-time summary of the science and results behind lake health, there are people and organizations advocating for a clean, useable lake all year long. The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce and Smith Mountain Lake Association are two community groups dedicated to keeping the lake safe and clean, organizing clean-up events and educating the community on water quality and their role in preventing pollution. Nearby college science and environmental studies groups from Ferrum College, Roanoke College and Virginia Tech have used Smith Mountain Lake for water quality experiments and education - producing regular reports on the lake’s health status.
If you’re considering a visit or move to Smith Mountain Lake and water quality is a concern, these are several avenues for keeping tabs on the lake’s cleanliness. You may also contact us about all things Smith Mountain Lake-related. We’d love to help you learn more about this beautiful place we live in and love.