Watershed Technologies also specializes in the treatment of challenging, “difficult to treat” waters. Taylor Creek, a tributary to Lake Okeechobee, is an example stream that has proven difficult to treat using conventional and even “cutting edge” technologies. For years, an attached algae treatment system was deployed to remove phosphorus from Taylor Creek, but it proved unsuccessful due to the tannic compounds in the highly colored waters. Similarly, a nearby stormwater treatment area (STA) treatment wetland has been only modestly successful at reducing phosphorus levels in Taylor Creek to the desired, low outflow concentration targets.
HWTT is the only technology that has proven successful in treating these challenging waters. The hybrid technology is also invaluable in areas where land availability is limited and within existing water bodies.
Example Applications of HWTT Flexibility