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There is a sign at Addis Park in New Milford, north of Lovers Leap warning about the water quality.  The sign notes that bacteriological results in that area of Lake Lillinonah often exceed the results considered ok for bathing, therefore swimming is prohibited. 

 

The sign has been up for a while. 

 

Water skiers are also advised that there is an increased risk of acquiring illness as a result of accidental ingestion or prolonged contact with the water. 

 

New Milford Mayor David Gronbach says they will now be testing the water and working with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to identify issues and create a plan to address them.

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