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Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms with The HABinator

New LakeTech work barge (Habinator)

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) present a pressing challenge for many water bodies worldwide. Their rapid growth not only disrupts aquatic ecosystems but also poses risks to the water quality, leading to odor and filtration issues, especially in reservoirs used for irrigation and other purposes.

Recently, our team at LakeTech showcased how innovative technology, combined with timely action, can effectively tackle this issue.

Data-Driven Decisions

The saying "The data doesn't lie" stands true. Leveraging our state-of-the-art platform, we were able to implement a swift response plan, which was pivotal in addressing the onset of a bloom in a client's irrigation reservoir. Moreover, our platform served as an invaluable tool for post-application evaluation.

Chart indicating when the event took place, the green shows the presence of algae significantly decreasing.

Partnering for Success

Our collaboration with Stanford University, Kurita Group, and BioSafe Systems was instrumental in our mission to proactively manage the bloom. Using real-time Blue-green algae sensors from In-Situ Environmental, we were able to gauge the situation accurately and respond promptly.

Effective Application with The HABinator

The actual treatment involved the application of 6,000 lbs of GreenCleanPro. Our newest application vessel, affectionately nicknamed 'The HABinator', played a pivotal role in this operation.

Loading treatment materials on work barge

With a capacity to hold over 15,000 lbs, The HABinator enabled us to apply the entire product in a single trip. What's even more commendable is that this massive operation required only two staff members, leading to significant savings in terms of time, resources, and money.

Applying BioSafe System's Green Clean Pro


As harmful algal blooms continue to be a concern for many, innovative solutions like The HABinator, combined with real-time monitoring and a strategic approach, can pave the way for effective and efficient management. At LakeTech, we are committed to staying at the forefront of this mission, ensuring that water bodies remain safe and sustainable.