Controlling Lake Pollution with a Debris Boom
Litter pollution in the form of plastic and styrofoam pollution is as prevalent as beach pollution on most stormwater retention lakes. Containing and retrieving trash and floating debris is easy with a floating boom.
Simply direct the litter to the shoreline where it can be economically collected in a net system or removed with a skimmer.
If there is a concern with invasive plants like water hyacinth islands, water lettuce, or duck weed, the use of Aquatic Plant Control Boom to control lake pollution will help contain these. These types of invasive plants can be mechanically harvested easily once they are directed to a shoreline or economically treated with herbicides.
There are several ways to control lake pollution. The use of oil spill cleanup boom and equipment control oil sheen and spills on the surface of a lake will allow for easy oil cleanup. See our seven simple water pollution solutions for more in-depth information.
During marine construction activities, marine pollution can be avoided by using turbidity curtain to control in-water plumes of silt and suspended sediments.
Using these simple water pollution solutions are an economical way for lake pollution prevention.
Lake Pollution Information and Methods of Control
Water pollution has jumped to the forefront recently with lake pollution being a hot topic due to enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls point source discharges.
The predominant source of lake pollution is through nonpoint source pollution, which is generated from urban runoff or simply blown into the water.
They are many resources to find out more about water pollution prevention. Read more about Lake Shore Construction BMPs.
Lake Pollution and Debris Control Products
- Pollution Resources
- Oil Spill Clean Up
- Turbidity Curtain
- Litter and Debris Boom
- Safety and Ice Booms ("Monster Booms")
- River Pollution
- Ocean Pollution