Algae in Large Lakes


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Lab Services:



Filamentous Identification Lab Service. One reason to identify filaments is to determine the filaments characteristics and then determine the type present.  If the type is found out, a root cause can usually be associated with a particular filament.  If the cause is known, then a correction can be made to alleviate problems. Chlorination is only a quick fix.  Without process changes, filaments will grow back after chlorination.

Wastewater Biomass Analyses and Cooling Tower Analyses also available


Training Materials:



Training is an integral part of any job. Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.

We have developed a full set of Basic training, Advanced training, Filamentous Identification the Easy Way as well as custom training CD's Manuals. We also provide hands-on training classes and soon will have an Online "E-University".


Audits and Consulting:


At Environmental Leverage® Inc., we have a team of experienced individuals who come into your plant with a fresh pair of eyes.  The system is checked from influent to effluent.  System optimization, equipment efficiency and operational excellence are key components explored. Key Benefits Equipment efficiency Total Cost of Operation reductions Reliability and safety

An onsite audit is conducted to examine system parameters, process controls, and current monitor and control procedures. A physical walk-through is conducted, process flow diagrams are examined, previous design criteria are examined and current standard operating procedures are evaluated along with data logs.




Troubleshooting-Algae Control & Solutions in Ornamental Ponds, Canals, Rivers, Lagoons & Lakes

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Algae Control - Large Lakes:  Pests or natures helpers. . . . .

Algae Solutions in Large Lakes, Ponds & Lagoons.

algae in lakes, wastewater lagoons, Wastewater Training and waste water eLearning trainingWell, there are mixed opinions on Algae- are they truly pests or do they help clean up some of the excess chemicals found in our waterways and provide a food source for aquatic life?
Algae can be found growing in ponds, lakes, in clarifiers, de-chlorination tanks, etc.


More than 10,000 living diatom species are known, there are over 8,000 species of Algae, there are 1500 species of  Blue Green algae or Cyanobacteria, there are 6000 species of red algae or Rhodophyta . . . . the list goes on and on- ok, so identification is not as important as why is it growing, how it impacts my plant and how to get rid of it!!!


When summer time is here, and lots of plants, ornamental ponds, lakes and lagoons having difficulties with Algae control. We put together a few pages on plants and their issues. We also put together the types of algae that can be found as an fyi, because in reality, most of the algae that are growing in your plant, regardless of species, need to be controlled and removed!


hyacinthControls: There are various different controls depending upon the type of system, the cause and the location of the algae, maintenance, weir brushed, sprayers, manual scraping, control of nutrients, biological products, chlorination,  etc.. See our Troubleshooting guide for Algae problems.

Bioaugmentation product MicroClear® 101 contains a specially formulated, proprietary blend of microorganisms and surface tension suppressants/penetrates. Because of the diversity of the microorganisms enzyme systems, this product is excellent for increasing water clarity through controlling algae population. For safe Algae Control. The safe naturally bacteria and enzyme systems are present in high numbers to handle difficult algae and odor related problems.


Problems associated with Algae: Algae can cause numerous problems.  Algae can cause TSS problems in a system, can give false BOD readings, can clog pumps, cause short circuiting if build-up is on the weirs of a clarifier. Dead or dying algae can cause odors.

These photomicrographs were taken from many large lakes

motor oil lakes aerator in marina             MicroClear 101 Bioaugmentation Product MicroClear 101 bioaugmentation, Wastewater Training and waste water eLearning training for algae Removal & Control.


Bacteria to control algae is safe and effective towards an algae solution

The use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly biological products like MicroClear® 101 in lakes and ponds has become

 very popular recently to control algae, because it is natural and involves no use of herbicides or

 algaecides. Bacteria out-compete with the algae for nutrients and carbon.

If the proper environmental conditions are there, bacteria can grow quicker and more efficiently.

The pond is cleaner and no toxic chemicals or residuals result. Bacteria are then added on a maintenance dosage

to keep the algae from growing and keep algae under control. Soft solutions for controlling algae.


   Click this link or Product Picture for Product Bulletin Pdf information on this Algae Control Product


What causes algae? Oil leaks and gas from boat engines can contribute to growth of algae.

People with oily skin, suntan lotions, hair gels, food, drinks, children using the lake as a bathroom, these all contribute to excess BOD, N and P in the lakes and cause the growth of plants, bacteria, and algae.

Algae Control & Solutions:

Aerators can make a significant impact in the growth of algae since they provide aeration, mixing and keep down stratification.


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Some plants and lilies are helpful, some  such as the zebra mussel, Eurasian water milfoil, purple loosestrife, round goby, and ruffe can be invasive and cause lots of problems.

Eurasian water milfoil is a submersed perennial plant. The stems are reddish to brown.  Boats are the biggest cause of these getting into small lakes.



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Docks and piers can promote growth of algae in low or no wake zones when there are a lot of boats, and some with oil or gas leaks.


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Which would you rather have at your lake this algae or clear water like this?


Bioaugmenation in Rivers, Canals and Lakes


Algae Case Histories


Call Environmental Leverage®  Inc. today to learn more about our

Algae control program! Call 630-906-9791

MicroClear® 101

Microscopic analyses of your system

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