Current Situation

Lake is in advanced stage of decay.

Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA)

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Statistical Study

Of 11 possible pollution impacts studied, the #1 factor is “human activity.”

Report is available

The Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is conducting a Wastewater Study of the approximate 1,500 properties in the Brookfield Candlewood Lake drainage area and their impact on Candlewood Lake. One goal of the 2019-2010 study is to determine if it is beneficial to intercept the septic flows into the lake and at what cost. The study is partially funded by a CT Clean Water Fund grant. See

Below is a map of the study area: