Water-Related News

Water district officials tour Cape’s Ecological Laboratories

Water Management groups from all over Florida are coming to visit Ecological Laboratories in Cape Coral for what officials there say is a breakthrough in algae and nutrient runoff elimination.

"It's a product that the goal is to use for a month regularly, then a handful of follow-up maintenance doses afterwards, and then hopefully you never have to use it again since it's so effective," Doug Dent, vice president of sales for Ecological Labs.

The primary product, with others soon to follow, is MICROBE-LIFT. This product is a microbe that competes with algae bloom in water sources, closed and open, for the nutrient rich sources in the water that cause rapid algal growth, which Floridans have been made acutely aware of over the last year, officials said.

It also can reduce, and in some cases removes entirely, the nitrate-rich soil buildups, or "muck," at the bottom of these bodies of water.