Collard Lake area residents are worried about planned herbicide application on logged land upstream from the area's water source.
Lane County codes protect the Clear Lake watershed — where the district draws water — from threats such as leaky septic tanks, faulty storage of chemicals, road building and activities that muddy streams. But they expressly permit the use of herbicides.
The Heceta Water District serves 4,500 residents who live north of the Florence city limits and east of Highway 101.
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