Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxin Mitigation
Cyanobacteria Cyanotoxin Regulations
New Compliance Hurdles Are On The Horizon
The most serious lake problem affecting the world's freshwater lakes and reservoirs are cyanobacteria blooms (also known as blue-green algae, harmful algae blooms, or HABs). HABs often produce potent toxins (there are about 100 different ones) and odors, and also cause high pH, low DO (dissolved oxygen) at night, and fish kills. HAB toxins pose a very serious threat to human and animal health, and can cause death shortly after ingestion. In less severe cases, a human can swim in a lake with a HAB, and then, years later, discover the HAB caused serious liver damage, with symptoms similar to many different diseases, including diseases commonly associated with over-exposure to mold. The cyanobacteria problem is becoming so prevalent across the United States, it won't be long before federal regulation comes into play.
So what can be done to stop cyanobacteria blooms?
SolarBee® Lake Cirulators are the most time-tested & effective strategy available for consistent and environmentally friendly cyanobacteria mitigation. With SolarBee® equipment working in over 400 lakes and reservoirs, not one other strategy has a better, more cost effective track record for cyanobacteria control & suppression than Medora Corporation.
Learn what Loveland, Colorado is doing to make their raw water better or check out some of our educational white baord videos on lake circulation and cyanobacteria mitigation below.