The town of Silver Lake, Massachusetts, is a suburban community with a mix of residential neighborhoods, commercial districts and industrial parks. The town's reputation as a haven of single-family homes, with its close proximity to the Interstate, two commuter train lines to Boston and activities aimed at families, continues to make Wilmington an attractive place to live and work. The lake is the principal water supply for the City of Brockton, whose water treatment plant is on Route 36 in Halifax. The inflow of the pond is Tubbs Meadow Brook, and the pond is the headwaters of the Jones River. Occasionally water is diverted into Silver Lake from Monponsett Pond in Halifax and Furnace Pond in Pembroke (through Tubbs Meadow Brook) whenever there is a water shortage. Access to the pond is through Silver Lake Sanctuary, a 92-acre property where one can walk, hike and fish, which is located at the end of Barses Lane, off Route 27 in Kingston.