Lake Sunapee Protective Association, founded in 1898, is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the special environment of the Lake Sunapee region, through education, research and collaborative action.
Starting in the 1980’s, LSPA volunteer water quality monitors have been regularly sampling Lake Sunapee’s water in cove and deep sites in Lake Sunapee, and more recently in its tributary streams. The samples are analyzed in LSPA’s Water Quality Laboratory at Colby-Sawyer College.
The LSPA lab at Colby-Sawyer College, run by Bonnie Lewis under strict quality standards as a satellite lab to the state lab at NH Department of Environmental Services, also processes water samples for about twenty five area lakes.
These strict standards are where Secondwind Water Systems supports the work of the lab. We provide a system that allows Bonnie and her team to have clean, high quality water that is needed to get accurate results from her testing. “It may seem like a small piece of the puzzle,” comments Bonnie, but it’s actually critically important to our work.”
Commercial and Public Water Manager, Steve Guercia a Certified Water Specialist VI, has been working with Bonnie and her team for years. “It’s so nice to know that each spring, I can just pick up the phone, know that I will get someone I know to speak with, and know that Secondwind will be here to do the annual service that allows us to do our work. I don’t even have to think or worry about it. They just do the work and I’m all set for the busy summer ahead. It wasn’t this way with other companies,” comments Bonnie.
We at Secondwind are proud to be a part of important environmental protection work like that of LSPA. We encourage you to learn more about their work and consider volunteering, becoming a member and staying informed about their vital work in the state.