District of Powers Lake History


What is The District of Powers Lake?

The District of Powers Lake was founded in 1985 to protect and preserve the beautiful natural resources of Powers Lake.

It had become increasingly clear that Powers Lake was subjected to accelerated urbanization and heightened demand for water-based recreational use. The DPL’s objective is to continue its preservation efforts for the benefit of the lake’s environment, the water quality, shoreline, and the surrounding watershed of Powers Lake.

Given that Powers Lake encompasses two counties and three townships, the District provides for a single unified voice to speak on behalf of lake owners and management. It also allows all property owners in the District to vote on lake related matters, regardless of where permanent residency is maintained.

Recognized as a “special purpose” unit of our government, the District has officials to carry out its responsibilities. The DPL board is comprised of five elected commissioners and two appointed commissioners; one from Kenosha County and one from the Town of Randall. Each elected commissioner serves a three year term.

The main goal of the DPL is to be proactive in the protection of the water quality and the lake’s ecosystem. In doing so the DPL has been very successful in many areas, such as the purchase of surrounding wetlands that feed into the lake, successful water testing programs and water level recording programs. With those successes there are still many challenges facing our wonderful lake, and we all strive to take responsibility to ensure that we pass on a clean lake for the enjoyment of future generations.