Lakes are abused mainly through encroachment, dumping of debris and sewage. It is important to prevent all this from happening. In most cases, people are not conscious of the boundaries of a lake. This results in debris entering the lake and creating further scope for encroachment. Community support is essential to prevent encroachment and dumping of debris in lakes. Once an area is encroached upon and removed from the lake’s space, it is even more difficult to clear it.