Pond and Lakes are a valuable natural resource. They add to the beauty of the landscape, provide recreation, and are a habitat for fish and wildlife and an additional water source if needed. However, the good health of a pond is held in a delicate balance. To restore a lake to health, it is essential to get oxygen down to the lake bottom.
Lake Eutrophication begins when the BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) of a lake cannot be met. When excessive pollution enters a lake, plant and algae growth dies and sinks to the bottom, thereby resulting in an overload of organic sludge. Lower forms of life on the lake bed die and this debris rots.