From the inherent allure of your lake or pond to the majestic and ecologically friendly pond fountains you invest in, your residents deserve a natural environment that captivates the eye. But, it’s not just about the beauty. Sound science and a focus on regulatory compliance are also required to achieve that ecologically balanced and well-maintained community lake or pond.
Below are case studies highlighting a few of our success stories involving communities and HOA projects.
White Water-Lily Control in Large Community | Bel Air, MD
This property is a large planned residential community located in Bel Air, Harford County, MD. The community’s .5-acre waterbody is a stormwater management pond, and had all the associated issues commonly seen in these types of ponds, such as nutrient and sediment pollution...read more.
Re-Enforcing a Community Pond's Shoreline | Palm Harbor, FL
This large HOA in Palm Harbor, FL, consists of quaint and stylish residences that growing families and retirees call home. Nature is a large focal point in this community. Lots of native trees line the streets and sidewalks, providing an aesthetically pleasing backdrop against manicured lawns. Likewise more than 40 lakes and ponds are featured throughout the community...read more.
Algae and Weed Control in Colorado HOA Pond | Broomfield, CO
This community pond in Broomfield, CO, is located adjacent to a new development as well as a popular open space trail system. This pond is assumed to be an old stock pond that is now used as a stormwater management facility for the newly constructed community. The pond is overlooked by several houses and receives complaints when it begins to experience nuisance algal blooms...read more.
Dense Algae Control in Community Pond | Dulles, VA
This community’s .2-acre pond is a stormwater management facility in Northern Virginia near Dulles International Airport. The pond is over 20 years old and receives stormwater run-off from the neighboring communities...read more.
Restoring A Community Shoreline with SOX Systems | Tampa, FL
In June of 2019, a community in Tampa, FL, contacted SOLitude with concerns over erosion and the functionality of their five stormwater ponds. Over the years, shoreline erosion and sedimentation worsened, hindering the pond’s functionality. Without intervention, flooding, further property damage and endangerment to community members could become a real and costly threat...read more.
Phragmites Control in Private Community | Ocean View, DE
This property is a private community with about a half mile (~.25-acres) of wetland shoreline bordering White Creek, an inlet to the Indian River Bay...read more.
Rare Algae Control In Arizona Community Pond | Scottsdale, AZ
This property is Scottsdale, Arizona’s premier master-planned community. After receiving a call from a property manager stating that his entire lake is red/orange, we knew what the species was: B. braunii is a unique form of algae that is very rare in the United States...read more.
Community Fishery Assessment | Fluvanna County, VA
This 350-acre lake is surrounded by a private community. The lake is used for many recreational activities including boating, swimming and fishing...read more.
Algae and Weed Management in Community Pond | Gainesville, VA
This property is an active adult community in Northern Virginia that features an 18-hole championship golf course and over 16 waterbodies on its 750-acres. Many of the waterbodies experience algae blooms and submersed aquatic weed growth caused by high nutrient levels from fertilizer and sediment buildup...read more.
Managing Algae Mats in Community Waterbody | Greensboro, NC
This property is a community located in Greensboro, North Carolina and has a
1-acre stormwater pond, which has had a filamentous algae problem for several years. In the spring of 2016, the community manager reached out to SOLitude Lake Management for assistance...read more.
Enhancing A Community Canal System | Leland, NC
This property in the Carolinas is a residential community located in Leland, NC. The ~500 acre development currently has around 1,000 single family homes within its confines. The waterbodies within the community consist of a 56.7-acre canal system that runs behind many of the homes, an 11.2-acre lake and eleven other small ponds...read more.
Algae and Nutrient Control In Community Pond | Lewes, DE
This property is a subdivision just outside Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware on Gills Neck Road, encompassing 35-acres which includes 162 lots of ½ to 3 acres each. The landscape was developed in 2007 and this private community is about 75% completed. It is made up of mostly single-family homes and includes a community pool, pool house and park...read more.
Managing Plankton Blooms in Stormwater Pond | Naples, FL
A .34 acre pond in Naples, FL, served as an important source of stormwater collection in the community. Over time, however, heavy nutrient loading through stormwater runoff and the presence of ducks had impaired water quality in the 3-5 ft deep waterbody. Members of the community began noticing bad odors and undesirable plankton blooms across the surface of the water...read more.
Controlling Green Algae in Community Pond | Rehoboth Beach, DE
This property is a private community in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with a number of small stormwater ponds. These small ponds collect runoff from the community which results in shallow ponds with excessive nutrient pollution...read more.
Regaining Function of A Stormwater Pond | Rock Hill, NC
This property is a vibrant community located in the southwestern area of Charlotte, NC, offering residents access to swimming pools, walking trails and green space. The HOA community has numerous stormwater BMP’s located throughout its six acres of land...read more.
Repairing A Community's Stormwater Facility | Morrisville, NC
A one-acre stormwater pond was cited by the local municipality as being non-complaint with local, state and federal stormwater regulations. The municipality began fining the community for non-compliance and requested the stormwater management facility be repaired per an engineer’s specifications...read more.
Installing Granite Water Features at Luxury Complex | Fremont, CA
The goal was to build two granite water features designed to provide ambiance to the central courtyard area of a modern complex and encourage residents to relax outdoors and meet their neighbors...read more.
Managing Algae in a Texas Community Pond | Desoto, TX
This property is a small suburban community located on the outskirts of Dallas, TX. SOLitude Lake Management won the contract in the spring of 2019 for the HOA’s half-acre stormwater pond, which was nearly 100% covered with filamentous algae...read more.
Humanely Eradicating Invasive Cane Toads | Naples, FL
This is a high-end community in the heart of Naples, FL. This private HOA features multiple subdivisions surrounded by oak trees, tropical foliage, immaculate golf courses, world class clubhouses, and gorgeous lakes and ponds. In this particular community, the invasive cane toad (also referred to as the bufo toad) was causing problems...read more.
Removing Organic Matter in Community Pond | Cary, NC
This community had been complaining about odors and poor water quality conditions in their 1.8-acre community pond. Years of upstream development and soil disturbance during construction within the community...read more.
Mapping 67 Community Stormwater Ponds | Mt. Pleasant, SC
This property has 67 stormwater ponds within the community. The ponds vary in age from over 25 years to only a few months old. Consulting Services to determine existing state of stormwater ponds (stormwater pond inspection) and bathymetric study for 67 ponds...read more.
Regaining 1,850 ft of Eroded Shoreline | Florida City, FL
Industrial businesses can affect communities in very positive ways; however, there are exceptions. Certain business practices can have a negative environmental impact on our communities. This was the case for one Florida Keys community. Due to the actions of a nearby blasting company, 5-7 ft of their lake’s bank eroded away...read more.
Annual Maintenance of Community Ponds | Virginia Beach, VA
This client is a large residential community located in southern Virginia Beach, VA. The property contains 12 ponds, 13 fountains and a submersed aeration system...read more.
Mapping Alligator Weed in Community Lake | Virginia Beach, VA
This lake is a waterbody located near the Virginia Beach oceanfront and is located in a military installation and community. The lake is approximately 30-acres and ownership of the lake is split between the community and military base...read more.
Water Quality Monitoring in Community Lake | Virginia Beach, VA
This waterbody is a 90-acre lake in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The lake was created as a borrow pit during the construction of I-64. It is surrounded by homes, with the exception of a small park along the western shore of the lake...read more.
Algae Control in Community Golf Course Pond | Williamsburg, VA
This property is a large community in Williamsburg, Virginia with single family homes surrounding a golf course. Multiple lakes and ponds are located throughout the community and golf course...read more.
Improving Water Quality In a Community Pond | Pleasant Hill, CA
A small community pond in Pleasant Ridge, CA, was suffering from prolific algae production, offensive odors, poor water quality and disturbing fish kills. The homeowners association that owned the pond was receiving complaints and was at a loss with how to reverse the displeasing water quality issues they were experiencing at this focal point in the neighborhood...read more.
Eradicating Milfoil In Colorado Community Pond | Broomfield, CO
This property is located within a high-end development in Broomfield, CO, and includes several beautiful homes overlooking the pond. The pond was constructed as part of the development as a recreational and aesthetic asset for homeowners. It serves as the focal point for the small homeowner’s association and the expectations for its appearance are high...read more.
Restoring a Brackish Pond with Phragmites | Nantucket, MA
This pond is a salt/brackish pond running southwest to northeast near the western end of Nantucket. With a surface area of 79 acres, the pond is one of the largest waterbodies on the Island. The pond is relatively shallow at just 4-6 ft on average and frequently suffers from poor water quality and prolific native weed growth...read more.
Removing Nuisance Emergent Vegetation | Webster, MA
This site is a 4.2-acre pond located within the western section of Webster Lake. The pond has historically served as a direct inlet into Webster Lake, with a culvert connecting the pond to the watershed...read more.
Controlling Algae with Nanobubbles | Bonita Springs, FL
This site is a large planned community within a Community Development District in Bonita Springs, FL. There are approximately 1,821 acres within the CDD. The community includes several golf courses, recreational areas, and over 50 lakes...read more.
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