You hear the buzzwords. Sustainability. Clean. Ecosystem. Natural. Conservation. Healthy. But what does it all mean and is it just hype? What is water sustainability?

“Today more than ever in our environmentally-challenged world, protecting and managing water, one of our most important natural resources, should be a top priority,” explains Air-O-Lator President Roy Watkins.

“Those in charge of managing water have a responsibility to treat water quality problems with the most natural, energy-efficient means possible. This ensures that the water going back into our ecosystem is healthy for the environment,” Roy added.

An important part of the puzzle for stewards of lakes and ponds is utilizing best practices. This is especially important for wastewater operators. It is critical that the water is treated and corrected before it goes into lakes and streams. When using industry set best practices, our precious water resource remains sustainable and viable.

At golf courses and other facilities where ponds are a source for irrigation, the water must be healthy and clean to be used for watering grass and landscaping. Remember, the chemicals you put in the pond to alleviate foul smells or out-of-control algae end up on your green grass and colorful flowers. Ultimately, the ground is contaminated with the chemicals as the water goes back into the soil.

Keeping water sustainable, clean, natural, and healthy is not just hype. It is real and effects not only your landscaping today, but our groundwater for tomorrow. The current industry recommendation advises that your irrigation system design be efficient, distribute water uniformly, and protect water resources.

The Air-O-Lator pond and lake management experts advise utilizing aeration wastewater management equipment that is best suited for the size, shape, and depth of your water impoundment. It is essential to determine whether you need a surface or sub-surface aerator as one may work better than the other when your pond is more than 8′ deep. Additionally, the correct horsepower is important. This is based on total acreage of the lake and how much solids need to be circulated and broken down.

For a free consultation to determine if you are operating within the best practices to maintain a balanced and healthy water ecosystem, call 800-821-3177, or email, Roy@Airolator.com.