Manage Algae in Lakes and Ponds without chemicals

Across the globe, lakes and ponds are affected by algae, biofilm, and invasive species such as zebra mussels. Ultrasound technology can help.

Algae and biofilm threaten our lakes and ponds

Lakes and ponds the world over have are affected by harmful algae, biofilm and invasive Zebra Mussels that feed off the biofilm.  The combination of global warming, excess nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen, and transmitters such as birds and airborne particulates all contribute to the spread of harmful algae blooms to more and more bodies of water. If you face this challenge, you are not alone: see this blog post on worldwide algae challenges.

Hazardous to People, Animals and Recreation
Large algae blooms become health hazards for pets and wildlife, with adverse effects on public recreation and private property values. Likewise, Zebra Mussels can pose significant problems for recreational facilities for boaters and swimmers.

Interfering With Local Resources and Utilities
Biofilm can form on slippery coating on underwater surfaces such as pipelines and valves. It becomes a feeding ground for invasive aquatic species such as Zebra Mussels which can clog valves and pipes, causing significant damage and increased power consumption costs to local water utilities.

Requires Local Resources and Fast Action
Lakes falling on public land become the responsibility of the local government which needs to secure public funds to treat algae. If not promptly addressed, the problem of reversing the damage becomes increasingly difficult. 

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Traditional solutions to algae and biofilm are not effective long-term

To control and eliminate algae, biofilm and Zebra Mussel infestations, many municipalities, property owners and private citizens turn to algaecides, chlorine bleach and aeration devices. While chemicals can be effective and fast in killing algae, they can have harmful effects on the environment and require frequent applications. The chemicals also need to be handled and stored safely. Aeration systems can be expensive, and while helpful in contributing to water health, they don’t directly kill algae. 

You can learn more about the impact of algae by reading our Primer on Algae and Biofilm.

Ultrasound continually manages algae in lakes and ponds

WaterIQ Technologies™ ultrasound technology is a reliable algae control solution that requires very little manual intervention, that is very safe to use, and is proven to be effective in killing algae. Its built-in monitoring uses sensors to test water health and report intelligently and proactively to personnel who can remotely monitor changes and respond. Our Cloud-based software can display numerous lakes and ponds where systems are installed through one screen.

Algae control and water monitor by Water Iq

Get more informed about how ultrasound can control algae in lakes and ponds

  • Quick Ultrasound Overview – Learn how ultrasound technology works and the benefits to treating algae and biofilm without chemicals.
  • Algae and Biofilm Challenges – Take a more detailed dive into the problems that algae and biofilm pose in your water, so you can make more informed decisions about how to control them using ultrasound technology from WaterIQ Technologies.

WaterIQ Technologies is ready to help you with algae treatment challenges

Algae won’t go away by themselves. Let WaterIQ Technologies help you find the best solution to eliminate algae from your lakes or ponds. Take a look at our case studies and other information in our Resources section, and feel free to contact us at any time for answers to your questions.