Case study - Algae control in East Dorset raw water reservoir

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Courtesy of LG Sonic

Bournemouth Water has installed four MPC-Buoy systems to monitor and control algal blooms at Longham Lakes. After the installation of the MPC-Buoy systems a dramatic reduction in the concentration of algae was experienced.

The Challenge: Installing an Environmentally Friendly Solution to Control Algal Blooms

The objective of the project was to reduce algae concentrations . Algae growth in the lakes can cause blockages which is why Bournemouth needed to find a ‘green’ solution to the problem.

The Solution: Installation of Four MPC-Buoy Systems

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) has installed four ultrasonic algae control systems, named the MPC-Buoy at Longham Lakes. The system, supplied by Dutch company LG Sonic, is used widely in mainland Europe but is the first to be installed by an English water company.

The Results: A Dramatic Reduction in the Concentration of Algae

The MPC-Buoy was installed to improve the water quality in an environmental friendly way. The drink water company Bournemouth Water has announced in a press release that after the installation of the MPC-Buoy a ‘dramatic reduction’ in the concentration of algae was experienced.

Key Results

  • A dramatic reduction in the concentration of algae
  • Environmentally friendly solution without harming the ecosystem
  • Real-time water quality data insights

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