Syracuse Water saves costs with ultrasonic technology

May 12, 2023
How ultrasonic technology cut down on copper sulfate costs for algae mitigation in an open air reservoir.
Rich Abbott Syracuse Water Algae Control Solutions For Water Reservoirs

Elevated water temperatures in summer and fall can increase the likelihood of algae blooms by stimulating algae growth. Syracuse Water Department had used copper sulfate to mitigate those algae problems, but new ultrasonic technology showed promise in addressing the issue and reducing the departments reliance on chemicals that also had become a costly operating expense.

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Bob Crossen is the editorial director for WaterWorld Magazine, Wastewater Digest, Stormwater Solutions, and Water Quality Products, which compose the Endeavor Business Media Water Group. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He has worked in business-to-business journalism covering the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and point-of-use/point-of-entry markets since April or 2016. Crossen can be reached at [email protected] or 847.954.7980.