For people who own a lake house, aquatic organisms can be a concern. That is especially true for those who also have a boat, because boats can bring all kinds of things back with them through the waters as they are piloted around harbors, bays, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Living on a lake may seem very safe from the standpoint of bringing anything aquatic home, but that is not always the case. Even man made or landlocked lakes that do not have river access can have aquatic problems and collect invasive species. Here are some issues to consider when it comes to aquatic organisms and their effect on the property values of those who own lake houses.
Aquatic Organisms Can Mean Big Problems
No matter what kind of ecosystem a person lives around, taking good care of it and making sure it is not damaged is the right way to handle things. That preserves the ecosystem for people who live there, and for people who may live there in the future. That can affect property values, and anyone who plans to sell their home should be focused on those property values and how to keep them as high as possible. Buyers want a good investment, and anything that messes with the local ecosystem will cause them concern. With that in mind, keeping invasive species and aquatic organisms out of the water around the lake house is the best way to reduce any problems that could be related to new or unique species getting into the water.
Ecosystem Issues Can Transfer To Well Water
When aquatic organisms get into the water around a lake house they can bring harmful bacteria, as well. That bacteria can make its way into the well water of the people who live around the lake. When that happens a serious issue can develop, because some bacteria can be very dangerous to people and animals. If residents who have lake houses drink the water, they could become very sick. It is even possible that they could die from the bacteria in the water. Because of that risk, people who live in lake houses or have them as second homes should be very careful that aquatic organisms are not brought into the lake.
Every Property Owner Should Work Together
When property owners work together, good things can happen to keep organisms that do not belong in the lake out of the water supply. But the best way to do that is to keep all boats clean, and to ensure that anyone who brings in a new boat does not have anything on it that could be a problem or put people and homes at risk. Even one property owner not being on board can affect everyone's health and safety, so it is vital that lake house owners talk to one another and work with each other to ensure that everyone agrees to and follows the rules. That way there is far less risk of someone bringing aquatic organisms into the lake and having them spread to the other boats and homes in the area.
Getting Help To Keep Boats Clean Matters
Making sure a boat is clean is very important, whether it is a new boat or one the homeowner has had for a long period of time. Boat owners all know about invasive species, but they may not think about the consequences to property values. They may not even realize that the value of their property could be affected by what happens to the water in their lake, but this can be a serious issue. The more these property owners focus on keeping their boats clean and organisms out of the water, the more likely it is that property values will stay high. Keeping your boat clean and free of invasive species is very important, and CD3 can give you what you need to protect your boat and your lake house from aquatic organisms that might cause health risks and property damage.
by Kris Lindahl REALTOR® CRS CLHMS The Kris Lindahl Team at RE/MAX Results 2407 109th Ave NE Suite 110 Blaine, MN 55449