Drinking Water

Prevent toxic blue-green algal blooms

Without harming the aquatic ecosystem

Lower chemical expenses

Reduce chemicals in the reservoir up to 100%

Real-time water quality insights

Monitor algae and water quality 24/7

Improve operations of filters and pipes

Prevent algae from clogging the intake

Solve the problem at the source

Excessive algal growth in water supply reservoirs can result in the occurrence of several algae related by-products, such as toxins, MIB, and geosmins which have a negative impact on the water quality.

Treating algae growth at the source in the drinking water reservoir with LG Sonic technology, reduces taste and odor compounds, and prevents clogging of filters without harming the ecosystem.

Raw water reservoir

Drinking water case studies

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Town of Emmitsburg case study
Town of Emmitsburg
Saving money and water with MPC-Buoy

Control algae problems A floating solar powered algae control system was installed in Emmitsburg (US) to control algae in a reservoir that provides drinking water to approximately 3,000 people. The MPC-Buoy system, installed in April 2017, succeeds in controlling algae, reducing chemical costs and water usage. The main objective of the project was to reduce algae problems, especially during summer months, with secondary objectives to reduce chemicals costs, decrease backwashes,…

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EPM
Empresas Públicas de Medellín
No algal blooms since MPC-Buoy deployment in 2015

Control of (cyanobacterial) algal blooms Eight MPC-Buoy systems were installed to control and monitor algal blooms in a drinking water reservoir of EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) in Medellin, Colombia. The reservoir is the main drinking water source of the City of Medellin. Since installation in May 2015, the systems have been in continuous operation. The primary objective of the project was to reduce and control (cyanobacterial) algal blooms, and…

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American Water case study
American Water
Eliminated chemical usage in the raw water reservoir

Addressing episodic taste and odor events Four solar-powered algae control buoys were installed in the Canoe Brook Reservoir #1 in Short Hills, NJ to assess the impact of the system for controlling algae and cyanobacteria in the raw water reservoir. The four buoys operated for five months in the spring/summer 2014. As an alternative to copper-based algaecides, the use of ultrasonic treatment can be used to control algae. Ultrasonic treatment uses high frequency sound waves to attack the algal cells….

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Which solution do I need?

With the MPC-Buoy you solve the algae problem at the source, the raw water reservoir. This results in increased filter run-times, less chemical usage and low maintenance.

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Impact of algae on drinking water

Excessive cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and green algae growth in a water reservoir for drinking water can have negative consequences for the water quality.

The water turns green, sand filters can clog, and some algae can produce geosmins and MIB– giving the water an ‘earthy’ and ‘molty’ taste, which can result in customer complaints. In addition, cyanobacteria may produce toxins that can cause serious illness in humans consuming the water.

Algae sample