Pine Lake has been plagued by eutrophication caused by excessive phosphorus loading as are many of the lakes throughout Florida and the United States.
Palm Beach County obtained approvals allowing SePRO Corporation to conduct the first application of the phosphorus pollution reduction technology Phoslock to a public waterbody in Florida this week. The County will be monitoring the response in water quality to this application over the coming months.
This project adds to the growing body of experience with Phoslock within the United States. Phoslock has been used extensively internationally for more than a decade. The first major Phoslock applications in the United States were made in California over the past three years. Permitting is now in place to expand Phoslock applications in many of the Western United States. The Pine Lake application and other projects planned throughout the United States this season will continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology to restore water quality in phosphorus polluted ponds and lakes.