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    Restoring Algae Infested Pond in Community
    Annual Management Program Case Study

    Location and Acreage:
    Gainesville, VA | .4-Acres

    Project Timeframe: 
    2017

    Project Manager:
    Hunter Poland, Environmental Scientist

    Site Description:
    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. SOLitude was contacted in 2015 to start an annual maintenance program on these ponds. This 0.4 acre pond, in particular, has multiple homes directly overlooking it, so maintaining the aesthetic appeal by controlling algae is of high importance to the community.

    Scope of Work:
    In June of 2017, the pond experienced an algae bloom that emerged extremely quickly, which caused concern from residents.

    Results of High Nutrient Levels and Sediment Buildup    Clear, Algae Free Water

    Project Description:
    We were able to respond quickly and treat the pond. We saw very good results within days of treatment and the pond has been clear of algae ever since. The lack of need for follow up treatments has kept labor and product costs low and within budget. The property manager was extremely pleased with the quick turnaround that we were able to provide and is considering our recommendation.

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