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Serving Irrigation Districts

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Water Quality Management For the Irrigation Resources in Your District

It’s vital that irrigation water resources such as lakes, ponds, ditches, canals and reservoirs remain ecologically balanced so that healthy water can flow unimpeded to the agricultural sites and communities that need it. Our team of environmental experts and water quality management professionals are here to help you keep your district’s irrigation resources free of nuisance aquatic weeds, algae and other common water quality problems.

Support Your Local Farmers

The water quality of your irrigation resources plays a key role in the success and well-being of your community. The farmers and residents of your district are counting on you to provide them with safe, flowing irrigation water, so it is critical that reservoirs, lakes and canals are properly maintained.

BEFORE & AFTER

  • Shoreline Erosion Control
  • Aquatic Algae Control
  • Selective Herbicide Treatment

Optimizing Lake Management Strategies with Innovative Technologies

At SOLitude, we focus on bringing the latest industry innovations and technologies to the forefront in order to better serve our client’s management goals. These new resources allow us to target and proactively manage aquatic ecosystems.

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Oxygen Saturated Technology

Oxygen Saturation Technology (OST) is a premium water quality solution that SOLitude offers our clients. This solution reduces bottom sediment thus preventing the development of nuisance algae, toxic cyanobacteria, and fish kills​.​

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Drone Technology

Each drone exhibits a 6ft wingspan and is equipped with superior GPS navigation features making it an excellent solution to target invasive species in hard-to-reach locations or sensitive environments.

Bio-engineered Living Shorelines (Erosion Repair)

Shoreline management is vital to the health of your lake or pond. Erosion damage can lead to hazardous banks or loss in property value. Erosion repair technologies allow you to restore your shoreline and establish a healthy, beneficial buffer.

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Biochar

Biochar is a natural nutrient management tool utilized in waterbodies with flowing water. This sock-shaped bag allows water to flow through it; collecting nutrients, metals, and pollutants that are physically pulled from the water column.

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Highly Selective Herbicides

When used properly, herbicides can be invaluable tools for the safe, fast, and cost-effective eradication of plant species. Innovative targeted herbicides are making herbicide applications even more efficient.

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SOL Pro Plans

Keeping your lakes, ponds, and fisheries ecologically balanced and beautiful isn’t a one-time job. It requires consistent, proactive care by highly trained lake management professionals – and that’s exactly what you get with SOL Pro Plans.

Proactively Manage Your Waterbody with All-Natural Solutions

Foreign nutrients inevitably lead to poor water quality, toxic algae blooms and foul odors which can become a danger and nuisance to those who have access to your waterbody. Thanks to new innovations in the industry, a new green solution is changing the way we manage these water quality issues. Biochar is a natural management method that offers a new, safer way to filter unwanted nutrients and pollutants that feed algae blooms and other aquatic nuisances.

Biochar is a highly adsorbent, porous material very similar to activated charcoal that is packed in sock-like bag and placed near inlets or in moving water. Once the bag is full, it is pulled from the water where excess nutrients and pollutants are physically removed from the water column. This environmentally-friendly technology restores water quality, leaving you with a healthy, functional waterbody that is safe for processing, irrigation and public use.

Innovative Solutions for Irrigation Resources

We are happy to provide a suite of innovative solutions that proactively manage your waterbody so you can focus on other aspects of your district. Enhance your irrigation district with proactive aquatic management solutions such as:

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Aeration

Submersed aerators utilize a weather-protected on-shore compressor to pump air through a subsurface tube that releases bubbles from the bottom of a lake or pond. As the bubbles rise, they carry the low oxygen water from the bottom towards the surface. This solution is an excellent tool to help improve water quality.

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Floating Fountains

We offer installation, service, and warranty support for all of the top brands of lake and pond floating founds. We offer a complete line of AquaMaster®, Vertex, Aqua Control, Kasco, Bearon Aquatics, and Otterbine fountains that will help improve water quality and aesthetics.

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Water Quality Testing and Restoration

An array of scientific tests are conducted to check a waterbody's vitals and establish an initial baseline of health including pH, alkalinity, color, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Water quality data helps our aquatic experts determine the best solutions to improve the health of your lake or pond.

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Shoreline Erosion Management

We offer a variety of unique shoreline erosion control solutions that halt sedimentation and restore damaged banks. This innovative technology is comprised of a patented photodegradable knitted mesh system that can be utilized to repair shoreline erosion damage.

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Fisheries Management

Want to catch largemouth bass, tiger muskie or other trophy fish? We offer professional fish stocking, habitat management, fish feeder installation, electrofishing surveys, predator and prey management, and more. Build your trophy fishery with a Fisheries Management Plan.

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Hydro-Raking

The hydro-rake clears accumulations of unconsolidated muck and debris (i.e. decaying leaves, peat, etc.) from lake and pond bottoms. This natural solution can also be used to control aquatic weed growth.

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Algae and Aquatic Weed Control

Our lake and pond professionals utilize the most advanced products and practices for lake weed control and algae treatment solutions help eliminate toxic algae and nuisance aquatic weed growth.

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Nutrient Remediation

Nutrient remediation is a natural management strategy utilized to reduce excess nutrient levels in lakes and ponds. Products like Phoslock, Alum, and Biochar help limit water quality imbalances by binding and removing excess nutrients.

Beneficial Buffer Management

Beneficial buffers not only add beauty to your lake or pond but prevent shoreline erosion and help filter out excess nutrients from entering the water column. Buffers should be comprised of native grasses and flowering species that extend 3-5ft or more from the water’s edge, within the littoral zone.

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Bathymetric Studies

Equipped with the very latest in GPS surface mapping, bathymetry, 3-D contour imaging, and aerial and fly-over video resources, we are able to analyze your waterbody below the surface with lake mapping technologies.

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Dredging

Increase the depth of your waterbody while removing sediment and muck buildup with dredging. With this solution, you can reset the lifespan of your lake or pond and implement proactive solutions for a healthier waterbody in the future.

Secure Your Irrigation Resources

Take the next step towards a healthy, functional waterbody. No matter the issue you are dealing with, we are able to provide new technologies that can help restore and protect your municipality’s aquatic resources and help prevent future water quality issues from arising. Contact your professional lake and pond manager to help you improve your waterbodies functionality and water quality.

Extremely Helpful & Friendly Staff

Extremely helpful and friendly staff that is always a pleasure to deal with. I have used this company for over 4 years now and they have provided great service and were able to deal with and correct problems that five other lake management companies were not able to even begin to address. I highly recommend this company for any of your lake service needs.

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Responsive to Our Needs

SOLitude manages our 28 lakes at our Country Club and we have formed a great partnership with them and in particular Christina and Garrett. They are responsive to our needs and take the time to explain their process and ongoing management plans to staff, board members, and owners as well as answer their questions.

Joe Burden

General Manager, Florida

A Pleasure to Work with SOLitude

For the past 2 years as a member of our neighborhood board, I worked personally with Mitchell of SOLitude Lake Management. Our neighborhood has over 40 lakes & ponds. I can honestly say it was a pleasure to work with this vendor. Mitchell provided weekly updates and as our aquatics expert, he helped educate us and assisted in developing a restorative approach to our lake & pond management. It was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable representative. Thanks!

Colette Price

Board Member, Florida

We Are In Good Hands with SOLitude

We were presented with the challenge of dealing with our stormwater basin, which is regulated by EPA standards that we were not familiar with. SOLitude came in and guided us through the entire process. Our basin went from an eyesore to a spectacular main selling point for our community. We are in good hands with SOLitude and cannot thank them enough!

Dawn Crawford

HOA President, PA

Our Fishery Is In It’s Best Condition Ever

Thank you to SOLitude for all your help at our Fishing Club. Our hydrilla problem is practically non-existent now. The fish survey you completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program you developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been! Your presentation to our stockholders at our annual meeting was extremely well received. We are getting ready to enhance our fish attractors as suggested. We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that you are available to talk with us when we have questions. We look forward to continuing our association with SOLitude.

John McCracken

Fishing Club President, West Point, VA

February 23, 2015

A Huge Improvement with SOLitude

I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the results of the algae treatment. We noticed a huge improvement very quickly, and at this point, the pond looks really, really great. Also, the fish are thriving – some of the bass are over a foot, and the Bluegills have also gotten big. We are just thrilled. Thank you so much for your responsiveness.

Gwen Goodkin

Private Landowner, Charlottesville, VA

June 16, 2015

From an Eyesore to Thriving Ecosystem

In one season, SOLitude Lake Management turned the two lakes on my Virginia property from dead, weed-infested, eyesores into thriving, fish-filled, ecosystems – and they have maintained them as such ever since!

Angus Yates

Private Landowner, Middleburg, VA

September 17, 2015

Pleased with the Quality of Service

We’ve been working with SOLitude Lake Management since 2009 when an aggressive aquatic weed was becoming a problem and taking over our pond. The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success. Since that time, our ponds have been monitored monthly by their competent staff and precautions have been taken so that the pond weeds do not get out of control. We are pleased with the quality of service and their effort to work with us towards an organic approach to keeping our ponds healthy.

Marcie Weigelt

Hockessin, DE

Thank You from Camp Holiday Trails

Thank you for coordinating the restoration effort for our pond and donating labor for the aerator installation and watermeal treatment. This will ensure that hundreds of kids with special medical needs, and those who have the honor, joy, and inspiration of working with them, will benefit from the Camp Holiday Trails experience this year!

Tina LaRoche

Charlottesville, VA

Top Notch Service

When one of our stormwater BMPs was overtaken by phragmites, we called SOLitude for treatment. From the bidding process to the follow-up, the service we received was top-notch. A year later, the Phragmites have still not returned. Considering how invasive this species is, this is quite an accomplishment!

Leah Aguilar

Operations Superintendent, York County, VA

Got Ponds Back Into Shape

We have 5 water features on the property and before SOLitude Lake Management came, our ponds were full of algae and aquatic weeds, looking very unhealthy. In the past 7 years, SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds and got them back into shape making them look like amazing water features as they should be.

Aaron Tenley

Supervisor, Leisure World of Maryland, Silver Spring, MD

Taken A Huge Burden Off My Shoulders

We used to struggle with many different issues on holes 15, 16, and 17 at our Country Club. It was not uncommon for us to see algae blooms appear out of nowhere along one of the most important focal points of the course. Since SOLitude Lake Management has been taking care of the pond for us, we have had very few issues with the aesthetic qualities of our pond. SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond

Keith Wood

Golf Superintendent, Greensboro, NC

SOLitude Provided the Perfect Solution

Our Club was more interested in a mechanical removal approach to our weed problem versus a broad-spectrum chemical treatment. Jeff Castellani and his team developed a plan that was well suited for our environmentally sensitive location. The mechanical hydro-raking service that SOLitude provided was the perfect solution and worked very well in our shallow irrigation pond… We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years.

Tom Colombo

Private Golf Club, Hyannis Port, MA

My “Go-To” Firm!

SOLitude Lake Management has been and will continue to be my “go-to” firm… The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to always go that extra mile. Their responsiveness to questions, concerns, or work orders is fantastic. They have taken the time to educate me and have worked to find cost-effective solutions that are sometimes outside of the box. Keep up the great work!

Sally Stamper

Newport News, VA

Professional & Knowledgeable

Working with SOLitude has been a great experience! Their professionalism, knowledge, response, and timing are the qualities that will give you peace of mind.

Rosa Nieves

Community Association Manager, Florida

SOLitude Helped Us Achieve Our Community Goals

As the manager of wetlands and open water for my community, I work with SOLitude Lake Management closely. They have helped us define our vision and achieve our goals. Every wetland area and body of water has different uses and different needs. SOLitude understands that and ensures those needs are met all the while keeping the budget in mind. We have annual fishing tournaments and they come out and talk with the anglers, explaining what we’ve done during the past year and what our future steps will be. Management of wildlife and waters is an ongoing and long-term commitment, SOLitude understands this. They have a dedicated staff that not only manages these areas but also helps educate their clients.

Robert Payne

HOA Chairman, Warrenton, VA

December 8, 2014

Reliable and Quick to Respond

SOLitude Lake Management has been managing our lake/stormwater pond, and fountains since 2005. Their team has always been reliable and quick to respond to any issues. They are all very knowledgeable, able to explain what is happening with any situation and find solutions to problems as they arise. Overall, I have been very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone with lake, pond, and other BMP management needs.

Joan M. Fowler

City of Chesapeake, VA

The SOLitude Team Is Absolutely Fabulous!

SOLitude consistently provides top-notch customer service and performance, whether it is over the phone or in person on-site. My questions are always answered promptly by your professional and knowledgeable staff. The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!

Dawn Guappone, CMCA

Bridgeville, DE

SOLitude Helped Relieve the Pressure of Maintaining My Pond

Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in. The knowledge of everyone involved helped keep the process moving, from engineering to local code compliance. They knew the course that needed to be taken and it was implemented in a timely manner, causing the project to come to completion well within our expectations.

Paul Watts

Wilmington, DE

Hat’s Off to SOLitude!

SOLitude Lake Management has consistently performed to a high standard within the three communities they currently service for my clients. Whether it is routine maintenance or a major issue, I can always be assured that when I call or email we will have almost immediate communication and actionable timelines. In a busy industry such as this one, having someone that stays in touch is critical and appreciated. Hat’s off to SOLitude for a job well done!

Lisa Wagner

Community Manager, Richmond, VA

SOLitude Makes My Life Easy

Your professionalism and expediency in getting a job done make my life as a Property Association Manager so much easier. Thanks for the fantastic lighting job on the BMP fountain. I have had nothing but great comments from residents.

Michael Williams

Property Manager, Chesapeake, VA

SOLitude Gets Homeowners Calling with Compliments

I had two phone calls today from homeowners telling me how beautiful the pond is and that they love the festive lights. Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job on our community pond!

Adriane DiCamillo, CMCA, AMS

Millersville, MD

The Little GOBBLERS Program Is A Blessing

The ‘Little GOBBLERs’ program has been a blessing to my school for years. Donations from a community-oriented company, such as SOLitude Lake Management, allow the school system to provide additional resources that otherwise these children and their families would not receive.

Larry Hawkins

Newport News, VA

Who We Are

At SOLitude Lake Management we’re dedicated to making water a more healthy and beautiful part of our environment and our world. In that pursuit we offer sustainable, comprehensive lake and pond management solutions.

How Can We Improve Your Irrigation Resource?

Secure the water quality solutions you need with SOLitude to provide your district with healthy, flowing irrigation water.

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