Save the Date- October 20th Lake Cochichewick Watershed Plan Public Meeting!

The Town has been working with Weston & Sampson to analyze water quality, study environmental conditions in the watershed, and make recommendations on how to best protect North Andover’s only drinking water supply. The resulting Lake Cochichewick Watershed Management Plan will be an important guiding document and we encourage everyone to come learn more!

The Town will be holding a public meeting for Weston & Sampson to present the finalized watershed plan. Join us for the meeting on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 6:00pm, which will be held on Microsoft Teams.

To join the Microsoft Teams meeting, you will need to register beforehand at the following link:

The meeting will provide an overview of the work that Weston & Sampson have done to assess the conditions of the watershed and detail recommendations on watershed protection, water quality improvement, and management of the lake. Please join the meeting to learn about the conditions of Lake Cochichewick and how the Town will work to continue to provide safe drinking water to its residents.

 If you are planning on attending, we encourage you to review information on the Lake Cochichewick Watershed Plan website:  

For more information, please reach out to Dan Beckley, Staff Planner, at

Thank you, we look forward to your participation.

Annual Lake Cochichewick Clean Up


Thank you to all the volunteers, North Andover DPW, the Conservation and Planning Departments, Water Treatment Plant, and the Harbormaster for helping clean up around Lake Cochichewick on October 16, 2021. Thank you to Edgewood Retirement Community, Brooks School, and Rolling Ridge along with their volunteers from Free Christian Church for participating in the clean up along their shorelines. Last, but not least, thank you to Smolak Farms for the delicious apples and apple cider donuts.

The annual Lake Cochichewick clean up event demonstrates the power and impact of volunteer work in our community. Volunteers picked up nearly a half of a ton of trash (980 lbs) from around the lake that morning. This event sets a wonderful example. It shows the difference that our actions can make in both our community as well as the natural environment around us.

Thanks, once again, to all participants for making a positive impact in North Andover and protecting your pristine drinking water source. We look forward to next year’s clean up!