Today I walked past a county-owned, boat quarantine lot. It’s a place where boaters must store their vessels before they are permitted to use them on the local drinking-water reservoir. The intention is to prevent aquatic invasive species from being transported into the reservoir. If you floated in any water elsewhere, your boat must wait in the quarantine lot for 10 days before you can launch it there. As of today, however, the lot was the one waiting.