Managing algae in water storages

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Managing algae in water storages

The growth of algae in water storages can cause significant problems with pumping infrastructure by increasing the clogging of filters and emitters. Algae also reduce water quality by increasing pH levels, in turn reducing the effectiveness of water disinfestation treatments. The fact sheet looks at algal species that may be present in water storages and potential methods to manage the problem.