Striving to have the best water quality, Lake Kilrea in Northern Ireland, installed MPC Buoy to preserve its water quality from the threat of algal blooms. The project is operated by DPS.
Going the extra mile for algae season
Summer season is algae season. The risk of harmful algae bloom (HABs) is highest during the summer as temperatures rise. This can pose health risks to humans, such as skin irritation, respiratory problems, stomach aches, or diarrhea.
Moreover, Ireland is not immune to global warming. The Republic of Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that Ireland’s climate is becoming warmer with 15 of the top 20 warmest years on record occurring since 1990. This means as summer comes closer, the threat of HABs is growing exponentially.
Lake Kilrea is one of well-known Ireland’s premier day-out destinations. Tested ‘Super Clean’ by Biosearch NI, this freshwater spring-fed lake still thrives to prevent algal blooms from taking the joy of its visitors.
The new water guard: MPC-Buoy
Lake Kilrea lake management works with trusted organizations to realize the highest water quality standards. In partnership with DPS, Lake Kilrea added MPC-Buoy to it’s treatment strategy – letting people splash all summer without the danger of algal blooms outbreaks.
The low-power ultrasound utilized by MPC Buoy is a sustainable algae solution which is safe for human, and aquatic life. The system blocks algae’s access to sunlight and nutrients. Stopping the algae growth process and preventing the release of algae toxins into the water.
By applying LG Sonic technology, Lake Kilrea walks its talk to maintain its status as one of the cleanest lakes in Ireland.
This project marks the third collaboration between LG Sonic and DPS in (Northern) Ireland. The LG Sonic and DPS partnership also contributed to water quality improvement in Irish Water’s Lake Cross Water Treatment Plant. Recently, the result recorded 92,7% algae reduction in the reservoir and OPEX reduction in chemical and labor costs.