Municipal History



Creating the Borough
of Harveys Lake

Based in part on the need to establish a sanitation system to prevent lake pollution, the Borough of Harveys Lake was created in 1965. At left, Borough officials are sworn in at the Luzerne County Courthouse in 1968.



Pollution at the Lake

As the population of the Lake grew and houses were enlarged, pollution became a major issue. Closures due to algae blooms and other pollution problems plagued the lake's tourism industry.



Sunset Beach


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