Collaborative project to remove algea
Although many questions went unanswered Tuesday night, the Adams County Board approved a Resolution supporting a collaborative effort with an Australian company to display solar panels on Petenwell lake and undertake the electrolytic flocculation to limit the nutrients and remove algae and improve water quality. The County Board endorsed the next exploratory phase and there is no financial commitment to tax payers at this time. The Resolution was approved by an 18 to 1 vote with one absent. Supervisor Robert Eggebrecht was the only ‘no’ vote. Prior to the vote Tuesday night, the Supervisors were able to ask questions via a telephone hook up with a representative from the Australian company, GEITS. Adams County Land and Water Conservation Administrator Christopher Murphy also helped explain the project. A representative from the Australian company, Global Environmental Infrastructure Technology Solutions, GEITS, will be arriving in Adams County next month. Murphy says, “the next step of the project will be to meet with local and state agencies and stake holders to get permitting approvals.” The Australian company became familiar with the algae problem on Castle Rock and Petenwell Lakes from an ABC news story aired last fall contributed by the local non-profit group called PACRS.
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