Treating Bendigos’ Lake Water Beautifully with No Chemical

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Location: Gateway Park, Kangaroo Flat VIC
Products: SPEL Floating Treatment Wetlands

The Challenge

Gateway Park fills largely from stormwater run-off and as a result the water contains significant nutrients which can lead to algal blooms.

Our Solution

AKS Industries (SPEL Victoria & Tasmania) worked with The City of Greater Bendigo and has installed a new environmentally friendly SPEL Floating Treatment Wetlands at Kangaroo Flat’s Gateway Park to help improve the lake’s water quality.

This floating treatment wetland is a solution that has been developed for applications ranging from stormwater through to wastewater treatment lagoons, and it has proven highly successful.

The roots of the plants provide a large compression of the treatment surface area required, this means we can solve challenges like this one cost effectively.

SPEL floating treatment wetland is superior to other options as it involves no civil works onsite and was simply deployed from the edge.

The system was initially bird-netted to ensure that the plants were established, the bird-netting was removed after 6 months and it has been flourishing since.

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