The final installment of a three-part series about maintaining water, our most precious resource.
Ponds and lakes with supplemental mechanical aeration can still have insufficient oxygen levels if the demand is greater than what the mechanical aerator can produce. This is known as Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), which is the amount of oxygen required for the microbial metabolism of organic compounds in water.
Another popular misnomer is that all fountains are aerating. This is not the case. Some fountains are for aesthetics only.. So why is water sustainability is important? They do not produce enough water volume to benefit or improve oxygen levels and water quality in ponds and lakes.
Maintaining a healthy ecosystem also means conserving energy during the process. Many manufacturers offer devices that consume less energy than older models and LED light systems. In recent years, consumers have been asking how they can lower energy usage during the aeration process and how to achieve water sustainability. The industry has answered with building more cost-effective products.
Every body of water is different and has its own characteristics, needs, and challenges. Oxygen is a vital condition for all the organisms living in the water and a key factor in keeping a healthy and ecologically balanced pond or lake.
This article is a part of a series: The Way Water Was Intended