Water (lake, pond, lagoon, reservoir, rivers) remediation
Heat is a source of water pollution. As the temperature of the water increases the number of particles of dissolved oxygen decreases.
Deposition of sediments are a common source of water pollution (mineral organic matter washed or transported by the wind.
If the weather becomes cloudy for several days, respiring plants will use much of the available dissolved oxygen. When these plants die they become food for bacteria, which in turn multiply and use large amount of oxygen. This depletes all the oxygen.
Shoreline restoration - runoff from
The interrelationship between a lake and its shoreline is important. The shoreline zone is the last line of defence against the forces that may otherwise destroy a healthy lake.
Livestock and farm fields containing phosphates and nitrates (ingredients in fertilizers)
Decomposing organic matter and wildlife waste that gets flushed into rivers and streams.
Rudimentary or defective septic systems. Old systems either are insufficient, clogged and become flooded during times of high water in a lake.
If the edge of a septic bed is closer than 100 ft. from the lake on a mainly grassed lot, even though it is operating perfectly there will be nutrient transfer via groundwater into the lake.
Runoff from residential areas such as streets, cut grass, and rooftops have been noted to contain high concentration of nutrients and a large source of phosphorus.
Wastewater treatment plants
Marsh, creek and storm culverts
1 lb. of phosphorus migrating into a lake has the ability to create 500 lbs. of algae and aquatic plants.
55% of rainfall will not be absorbed by the lawn. It quickly runs off as sheet drainage, and with it a high volume of any applied fertilizer.
Some municipalities are taking steps to protect shorelines through their official plans and zoning bylaws. This covers approximately 35% of the actual runoff. With the EzOx system those situations are permanently neutralized on the first 100 feet of shoreline.
Continuously maintains aerobic conditions
The EzOx system remains in place permanently in order to maintain aerobic conditions of the water body. (Otherwise short term solutions will always be subject to the recurring phenomenon.) With the EzOx system we have a better management of riparian strips, which are extremely rich transition environments and play several critical roles in the health of lakes and rivers.