New York City Lake and Pond Management

LIFE Inc. is the premier in lake and pond management service provider throughout New York City. Aquatic vegetation control, aeration systems, and water quality assessments are just a few of the services we offer to ensure NYC residents’ favorite lakes and ponds are healthy year-round. 

Lakes and ponds serve as an attractive visual escape from the concrete jungle of New York City. They provide a sense of solitude and peace in a city where it is hard to come by. With over 8 million residents in NYC, lakes and ponds require natural and long-term maintenance services throughout the year to be able to withstand the stresses placed upon them by an urban environment. Sediment runoff, construction, road salts, garbage, and a variety of other factors can contribute to very poor water quality in a lake or pond. LIFE Inc. offers lake and pond management solutions to the NYC area tailored to treat these urban issues.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, urban water sources are the second worst offender in pollutant input to water bodies. This pollutant input, which is often a result of “run-off”, drastically increases the fertility of lakes and ponds. When the fertility of lakes and ponds rise, vegetation grows extremely quickly. This results in the green appearance of the water body.

Construction is another condition that can cause harm to a lake or pond in NYC. Ground is being broken on a daily basis throughout Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Soil, concrete, and other sediments are being exposed to the ground’s surface with every new construction project. These are easily carried by rainwater and deposited into the nearest NYC lake or pond.

NYC winters bring a plethora of snow and ice each year to the five boroughs. Road salts are a necessary combatant against the icy roads, but can also compromise the overall well-being of a lake or pond. The chloride in the road salts is very susceptible to run-off just like any other pollutant.  High chloride levels in NYC lakes and ponds pose a serious threat to aquatic life and other necessary components of a healthy marine ecosystem.

LIFE Inc. offers lake and pond management solutions to the NYC area that are designed to rectify past problems and ensure their future health. Call us today to learn more how our NYC lake and pond management can be of help to your park or neighborhood!

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