Water Clarification & Turbidity Control

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You can expect the water in a newly dug lake or pond to be quite murky rather than clear. This muddy or silty condition is the result of suspended particles in the water. When left untreated, the clearing of your water can take anywhere from a few days in sandy areas to several months in the case of clay substrates. The Lake Doctors, Inc. gives you the same results within 24 hours with our water clarification and turbidity control service.

The Choice is Clear with Our Lake Water Treatment

First, we lab test your water with a variety of flocculants, including aluminum sulphate (alum) to determine the concentration necessary to clear your lake or pond. Then, we apply the appropriate material evenly to the surface of the water and mix it by use of special pump equipment and injectors mounted on spray boats.

The resulting clarity, usually between 2' to 3' in depth, will be apparent the next day. If your lake doesn't require a major clarification or turbidity treatment, then the addition of our economical Blue Pond Dye may improve its water color. The resultant light blue tint can even benefit lakes after pond clarification. For a free lab test, consultation, report, and estimate, call The Lake Doctors, Inc. toll-free at 1 (800) 666-LAKE.

Another option is the use of Floc Logs, which are a group of semi-hydrated anionic polyacrylamide blended logs that when placed in the flow of turbid water remove fine particles and reduce turbidity, metals and inanimate nutrient values.  Each Floc Log is formulated for the soil and water chemistry of the specific site where the placement and usage are intended.

Flog Logs

Features and Benefits 

  • Removes solubilized soils and clay from water
  • Prevents colloidal solutions in water within ditch systems
  • Binds cationic metals within water, reducing solubilization
  • Binds pesticides and fertilizers within runoff water
  • Reduces operational and cleanup costs
  • Reduces environmental risks and helps meet compliance

Contact our staff to learn more about water clarification and turbidity control. We serve clients in Florida, Ohio, and South Carolina.

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