Our research and development strategies include sampling, detecting, treating and preventing.
Blue-green algae has a detrimental effect on the environment, including:
- deterioration of water quality.
- reduce dissolved oxygen levels in the water column which can severely degrade aquatic ecosystems and lead to the death of aquatic organisms, causing a decline in biodiversity.
HOW CAN BLUE-GREEN ALGAL BLOOMS BE REDUCED OR PREVENTED?
- use phosphate-free detergents, personal care and household cleaning products.
- avoid using fertilizers on lawns, especially fertilizers that contain phosphorus.
- maintain a natural shoreline on lake and riverfront properties.
- reduce agricultural runoff by planting or maintaining vegetation along waterways. and minimize fertilizer use.
- check septic systems to ensure they do not leak into the water source. Assure that the septic system is installed, operated and maintained as per code. The system may require to have the ability to reduce nutrients like phosphorus and nitrite.
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Madeleine Nadon - Homeowner -
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Wayne Johnson - Manager - YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg
"Throughout the entire month long project CSCA did not veer from the original goal and made MRWs time in St. Charles a positive experience."
John Sikorski - Engineering Technologist - M.R. Wright and Associates Co. Ltd.
"We are very thankful for all that Gerry and his company have done for us up to now...their expertise and assistance has facilitated the process of purchasing a good quality septic system that meets the Ministry of Environment's standards."
Ms. Réjeanne de Bois - Owner - Minakwa Lodge and Trailer Park
"We were very impressed with your heavy duty machinery, and realized we were not dealing with a start-up company. All workmen on the site knew their jobs and performed all labour with such care and skill. I must add a personal comment that the workers were very amicable, answered all our questions and did not mind the interruptions when we asked for clarification as to what they were doing"
Jean McConnell - Former Manager of Recreational Arenas and Swimming Pools - City of Greater Sudbury