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Rules

      POSTED RULES

                 FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PURITY OF THE WATER AND ICE OF
     LAKE MASSABESIC OR ANY POND, RESERVOIR OR STREAM TRIBUTARY THERETO
         OR THE WATERSHED AREA AND LAND OF THE MANCHESTER WATER WORKS
 
        THIS IS A PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY, PLEASE KEEP IT CLEAN!!
 
RULE(S) ENV-WS 386.47 ADOPTED BY N.H. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES NOVEMBER 30, 2005 IN ACCORDANCE WITH RSA 485:24
 
(d)            Any person violating these rules so established shall in accordance with RSA 485:26 be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person, or guilty of a felony if any other person.
 
(f)             Manchester Water Works' Watershed Patrol Officers may enter on any land or property within the Lake Massabesic watershed for the purpose of investigating watershed sanitation and other sources of potential water contamination.
 
(l) (1)       A person shall not deposit any dead animal or parts thereof, food or any article perishable or decayable, kitchen waste, swill, garbage, or human waste on or within 200 feet of the waters or ice of Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir or stream tributary thereto.
 
(l)   (2)      A person shall not deposit any hazardous waste on or within 200 feet of the waters or ice of Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir or stream tributary thereto.
 
(m) (1)      A person shall not bathe, wade, swim, water ski or perform any similar water contact activity, on or within the water of Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir or stream tributary thereto.
 
(m) (2)      A person shall not use a sunfish, sailfish, sail board, ski craft as defined in RSA 270:73, V, or other craft which, in the judgment of Watershed Patrol Officers, makes extensive bodily contact with the water unavoidable in Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir or stream tributary thereto.
 
(o) (1)      A person shall not operate an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or other off highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) other than a snow traveling vehicle as defined in RSA 215 A:1, in or on Manchester Water Works' property or the water or ice of Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir, or stream tributary thereto, and then only in non-restricted areas at the operator's own risk.
 
(o) (2)       A person shall not break bottles or throw trash of any description into Lake Massabesic or any pond, reservoir or stream tributary thereto or the watershed area and property of the Manchester Water Works. 
 
(p) (1)       The Back or West Pond of Lake Massabesic is closed to all activities north of Fire Point and west of the Auburn town line as marked by floats and signs. 
 
(q) (1)       A person shall not enter upon or remain on Manchester Water Works' property between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am.
 
(q) (2)       A person shall not place in or adjacent to Manchester Water Works' waste containers, any garbage, refuse or trash of any kind brought from home, camp or place of business.
 
(q) (3)       A person shall only use self-contained charcoal type fires, as opposed to open flame fires and then only in the designated public picnic area adjacent to Rte 28 Bypass. 
 
(q) (4)       A vehicle shall not obstruct emergency access gates and violators shall be subject to towing at owner's expense. 
 
(q) (5)       A person shall not, without permission, enter restricted areas that have been so posted "NO TRESPASSING".
 
(q) (6)       A person shall obey in matters governed by this section, all requests made by Watershed Patrol Officers on Manchester Water Works' property.
 
(s) (1)        A person shall not tent or camp nor use overnight trailers, campers or houseboats on Manchester Water Works' property or    the water or ice of Lake Massabesic.
 
(s) (2)        (a) A person shall control by leash all dogs and other pets while on Manchester Water Works' property; (b) shall not leave
(a. to d.)   such unattended, (c) shall not permit such pets in the water or on the beach, and (d) pet owners shall be required to pick up and properly dispose of their pets' waste.
 
(s) (3)        A person shall not remove or damage or deface any structure, sign, plant, tree, or natural feature on Manchester Water Works' property.
 
(s) (4)       A person shall not feed ducks, geese, seagulls, or other waterfowl on Manchester Water Works' property. 
 
(t) (1)       A person shall not operate a motor vehicle other than a snow traveling vehicle on the ice of Lake Massabesic.
 
(t) (2)       A person shall not race power boats or snow traveling vehicle on the water or ice of Lake Massabesic.
 
(t) (3)       A person shall not operate any power boat or snow traveling vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of 35 miles per hour on water or ice of Lake Massabesic.
 
(t) (4)       A person shall not place a mooring in Lake Massabesic without a mooring permit issued by the Manchester Water Works.
 
(t) (5)       A person shall not place a dock in Lake Massabesic without a dock permit issued by the Manchester Water Works. 
 
(t) (6) a.   A person shall not allow a boat to remain moored in Lake Massabesic after November 30th of each year; and
 
(t) (6) b.   Manchester Water Works may remove any boat moored in Lake Massabesic after November 30th of each year at the owner's expense. 
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RULES ADOPTED BY THE MANCHESTER WATER WORKS' BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS JANUARY 4, 2006.
 
1.             A person shall not sell food, drink, or merchandise of any kind on Manchester Water Works' property.
 
2.             A person shall not ride horseback in public use areas of Manchester Water Works' property.
 
3.             A person shall not possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances on Manchester Water Works' property.
 
4.             A person operating a motor vehicle on Manchester Water Works' property shall use only designated parking areas, abide by traffic control as indicated by signs, and use reasonable speed.
 
5.             If a pet becomes objectionable, its owner shall remove it from Manchester Water Works' property.
 
6.             A person shall not conduct a special group activity on Manchester Water Works' property or the water or ice of Lake Massabesic without first obtaining approval from the Board of Water Commissioners. 
last changed 4/29/2008
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