Town Of Richmond
 Watershed Legislation 

Local Laws For Watershed Protection

The Town of Richmond continues to work with its Code Reform Committee, the Ontario County Planning Department and the Honeoye Valley Association to review existing code and craft new legislation that will preserve or improve the water quality of Honeoye Lake.

 

These local laws are new in 2015:

 

  • Lawn fertilizer & pesticide control law. This prohibits application of these substances within 50 feet of Honeoye Lake or a tributary that feeds the lake. The law is intended to decrease the levels of nutrients entering the lake which stimulate the growth of aquatic weeds and algae. To provide an educational period, the new law goes into effect on September 30, 2015.

 

The full text of each law is available for download below.