|This photo shows the Highway Pond in 1996, the most recent time
the water table rose significantly. The water visible here and in subsequent photos is
part of the aquifer and is constantly moving through the Pond from roughly southeast to
northwest. Therefore, any contaminant introduced in the Highway Pond will enter the
municipal water supply. Note that recreationalists have direct access to the water table,
and that automobiles are driven near and, in some cases, into the water.