Improvements

ALGAEĀ TREATMENT OF WATER

Lake closure due to excess algae in Feb 2017 has raised concerns over the effectiveness of the drainage pits and reed beds. The Care Group are looking into possible solutions and Phoslock has success in treating Algae problems in similar lakes in Australia.

Phoslock is an environmentally-friendly tool in algae management. It was developed in Australia by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Phoslock is a natural product which starves algae of phosphate, thereby preventing its growth. Unlike many other treatments for blue-green algae, no chemicals are used.

It works by locking away the phosphate present in the water body, permanently preventing its re-release for use by algae.

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Visit the site below for more info!

www.phoslock.com.au

DRAIN EROSION CONTROL -BEL AIR PARK

The drain located at the back of Bel Air park feeds stormwater straight into the lake and has been a problem for many years. With trees shading the drain area, a lack of sunlight resulted in poor growing conditions leaving large areas of bare soil.

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During heavy rain, large amounts of soil flow into the drain and into the lake. Soil adds phosphorus and other nutrients that are already at a high level.

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