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Article in Land and Water Highlights Lochmueller Group’s work at Grand Lake St. Mary’s

July 12, 2014

Projects like this one highlighted in Land and Water can help prevent harmful algae blooms, like the one that affected Toledo’s drinking water supply. The article is about a pilot project in the 2,310-acre watershed that feeds into Grand Lake St. Mary, about 95 percent of which is used for agriculture. Lochgroup was a part of a team that designed a buffer zone with five treatment processes that help clean the stormwater runoff before it entered the lake. Lochgroup designed a seven-acre wetland that absorbs phosphorus and nitrogen by passing the effluent through different zones – including aerobic and anaerobic portions – in the wetland.

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