Join us on January 12, 2023, for a lunch program and learn how you, your communities, and your clients can benefit from this simple, reliable, and low-cost solution for improving the water quality in wet stormwater ponds. The Center for Watershed Protection hosts the presentation. REGISTER HERE
LINNE Industries President Sandra Burton and Tom Fisher, Ph.D. Science Senior Science Advisor and the Emeritus Professor University of Maryland, Center for Environmental will discuss PondHawk’s impact on improving water chemistry in stormwater ponds.
Abstract: Since 2009, LINNE Industries’ mission has been to improve water quality, reduce chemical inputs and establish a healthy life habitat in stormwater ponds. By 2014, this mission evolved into PondHawk®. This solar-powered aeration system improves water quality by mixing stratified waters, adding oxygen to the bottom waters, improving fish habitat, reducing greenhouse gas fluxes, and facilitating phosphorus retention and nitrate removal in sediments.
Through observational data and customer satisfaction, we know that PondHawk improves water quality in ponds and the downstream watershed. With nearly 400 surface acres of ponds served by PondHawk, LINNE industries are now measuring water quality benefits and empowering our customers with measurable results. Using multi-parameter sondes, we completed 75 hydro-casts in more than 20 ponds throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Ohio. In this presentation, we provide an example of changes induced by PondHawk in a community stormwater pond before and after PondHawk installation.
PondHawk adds dissolved oxygen and circulation to the stormwater pond in Newark, Delaware’s Traditions of Christina community. This is a great example of using vegetative buffers, higher mowing heights, and responsible fertilizer use. When PondHawk is combined with other stormwater best management practices (BMPs), the community creates a habitat for wildlife while improving the water quality throughout the watershed.
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