Location and Acreage:
Albemarle County, VA | 40-Acres
2013 to Present
Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist & Senior Business Development Consultant
Jeremy Haley, Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist
This Authority is a public agency that provides potable water to the citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. There are five water supply reservoirs that are managed by The Authority. The reservoirs periodically experience blooms of algae and cyanobacteria that cause problems for water treatment due to taste and odor issues, suspended solids, and pH. Two of the reservoirs also have established populations of Hydrilla verticillata.
Scope of Work:
Consulting Services, Algaecide Applications, Integrated Pest Management Plan Development and Implementation.
SOLitude Lake Management has served as a consultant to the Authority for control of algae and cyanobacteria in the reservoirs, and developed an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan to address the algae, hydrilla, and water quality issues. All legal and available management options were evaluated to identify and implement the most sustainable and efficient solutions to achieve water resource management objectives in the reservoirs.
SOLitude was awarded the renewable term contract in 2014 for lake algal management services to implement the recommendations from the IPM. As part of this scope of work, SOLitude worked with the staff to establish an early detection and rapid response strategy based on designated algae density action thresholds that preserves the integrity of the water resources while using lowest concentrations of the most efficient products for management. SOLitude has performed numerous algaecide treatments for several of the five reservoirs in 2013 and 2014.
In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.
When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.