Water Quality

Lake & Pond Water Quality Assessments

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Water quality, nutrient levels, particulate matter, water sources, and runoff potential are important parameters needed to assess the pond.

LIFE Inc of the Hudson Valley, has the personnel, resources and equipment to scientifically monitor these parameters. They are essential when developing management strategies and schemes for remedial actions. The ecology changes so these parameters need to be understood and modifications to the pond’s maintenance are also needed.

Water quality conditions in a pond are controlled by both natural processes and human influences. The composition of pond water changes continuously, depending on climatic and seasonal changes, and on how a pond is used. It is the aim of management to control the composition to yield the best conditions.

Although algae are an essential part of the natural ecosystem in any healthy pond, uncontrolled algae growth can produce green water, low oxygen levels, and unpleasant odors. Most serious water quality problems originate from land uses or other activities near or in the pond. The effects of these activities can often be minimized through proper management and early detection of problems through testing.

If you live in the Hudson Valley, NYC, or Connecticut and are concerned about the water quality of your lake or pond, contact LIFE Inc.

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