Committee Sign Ups and Water Shut Off 2022

Category : Featured Water

The end of the season is quickly approaching and there are a couple of important dates to remember.  First, the window for joining a committee for 2023 will close on Monday 10/31.  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can access the sign up page directly or you can find it at a later time by going to and navigating to Private -> Committees -> Committee Sign Up 2023.  To learn more about each committee and to see which Director is assigned to it, please visit our Committee Information page.  Thank you to everyone that has already volunteered to serve the community next year.

The other date to keep in mind is Sunday 10/30 when we will be shutting off the water.  Volunteers looking to help with the process should meet at the beach parking area at 2 PM to complete the shutoff work.
For those in camp, please be aware that you will start to see a drop or loss of water pressure as early as 1PM on Sunday, so plan your day appropriately.

Water is on!

Category : Water

Thank you to the many volunteers that came out today to get the pipeline ready for another season. We had some minor repairs as usual but no major issues.

Barbara has confirmed that garbage pickup will happen on Mondays for the next two months and with increase to twice a week once June arrives. The recycling dumpster was also delivered and will be emptied on a similar schedule.

Thanks again to everyone that worked the pipeline today and looking forward to seeing you in person when we move up.

Turning on the water – Saturday 4/10 @ 10AM

Category : Water

The weather appears to be cooperating for Saturday so we will move ahead with turning on the water.  Volunteers looking to help should meet at the beach parking area at 10AM on Saturday,April 10th.

And while this isn’t directly related to the water going on, I thought it would be helpful to share that NJ has changed its Travel Advisory for those coming from out of state.  You can read the full details here, but the main update is that adults no longer need to quarantine when arriving from out of state if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID in the prior 3 months.  If you are not vaccinated, you still need to quarantine for 7-10 days upon arrival.

Thank you in advance to all the volunteers that will be coming out on Saturday.  Let’s hope it goes well and there are no major leaks.

Water Line Repair – No water Tue 4/28 from 1PM to 2PM

Category : Water

There is a small leak at one of our usual spots around camp 18. I have assistance lined up for Tue 4/28, from approximately 1PM to 2PM. Everyone from camp 17 and beyond will lose water pressure during the time we are doing the repair. Camps 1 through 16 will continue to have water. Since the times are just an estimate, I will send out an email before water goes off as a reminder and will notify everyone when the repair is complete. Thanks for your understanding!

Water is on!

Category : Water

Thanks to the great efforts of our volunteers, water is now available to all camps.  We had a few leaks that needed some TLC, but nothing out of the ordinary.  Please be sure to say thank you to all the brave volunteers that came out today so that our community has water:

  • Jeff C.
  • Mike D.
  • Jeff N.
  • Jim T.
  • Scott T.

For those that choose to move in, keep in mind a few things.

  1. NJ is under tight restrictions as a result of COVID19 and things change daily.  You can keep up with the latest news on the NJ COVID19 site.
  2. Paper products are in short supply in this area.  Bring a sufficient amount of toilet paper because most stores do not have any.
  3. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU FLUSH! Some people in town have tried to get creative due to the TP shortage and have ended up clogging the sewer pipes. Don’t be that person! See below for more information from the town.
  4. There are many local business that offer take out or free delivery.  You can browse a list of Denville stores and their status here.
  5. Garbage pickup will begin on April 6th and is picked up once a week on Mondays.
  6. Recycling is on a new schedule this year, every week there is a pickup.  One week will be paper/cardboard and the next week will be glass/plastic/metal.  Our Estling Calendar has the schedule or you can look at the Town’s site.

Thank you and stay safe!

Denville Township SEWER NEWS

Clogged toilets and sewer back-ups are the latest unforeseen victim of the coronavirus crisis. Residents are disinfecting household surfaces with paper towels, disinfectant wipes, disposable diapers and old rags. And many of them are flushing it all down their toilets.

Not surprisingly, there has been a surge in overflowing toilets and sewer back-ups in our system as well as in neighboring municipalities.

Therefore, even if a product is labeled “flushable,” it could still block your indoor plumbing, cause sewer main clogs and even jam up treatment plants even if they swish down your toilet bowl. So to prevent sewer back-ups or other problems, please throw wipes, paper towels, disposal diapers and rags in the trash and please only flush toilet paper.

The water is on!

Category : Water

The repairs are complete and the water is now on for the 2019 season. There are some spots we will need to monitor over the next few weeks but at this time the line is fully pressurized. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out today to help!


Water Turn on Delay Due to Weather

Category : Open/Close Water

Denville Township was scheduled to turn on the water main today in preparation for our pipeline opening. However, due to unexpected freezing temperatures overnight and predicted low nighttime temperatures later this week, Denville has rescheduled turning on the service until next week. I realize this may be disruptive to plans for moving in this weekend, but we must be cautious when it comes to our above ground pipeline. For those that are not in the area, we actually had an inch of snow this past Saturday.

Assuming the weather cooperates, Denville will be turning on the water supply Tue or Wed next week. If any of the Pipeline team members are available on Fri, 4/20, I would like tackle our repairs starting at 9AM and hopefully get the entire system opened that day.

I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding and I look forward to getting water flowing as soon as possible.


Reminders and Updates for 9/16/2017

The water will be shut off on Saturday, October 28th at 10AM.  I’ll be reaching out to our usual group of dedicated volunteers in a few weeks to confirm the meet up.  The water will be turned back on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

For the website, there is a new addition on the History page.  Many of you have a printed copy of Estling Lake – Then and Now, published by Doris Edwards, and it is now available on our web site in PDF form.  I’ll be working on many updates to the History page over the off season, as I have found a great collection of Estling Lake documents and memorabilia from my grandmother, Nancy Saulter.  Feel free to reach out if you have other items from our Estling history that would be interesting to share.

Water Shutoff for 2016 Complete

Category : Water

The water was successfully turned off today and it is tentatively scheduled to be opened on April 15th, 2017.

Water is on!

Category : Open/Close Water

The water was successfully turned on this past Saturday. Here are a couple of pictures from one of the repairs.  Thanks to everyone who came out to help!



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