Ukiah City Council to Purchase System to Control Algae in Recycled Water

The Ukiah City Council approved spending $175,000 on a system to help control algae in its recycled water system. A staff report said that due to high nutrient content and local climate, the water quality of recycled water within the storage reservoirs can become negatively impacted by algal blooms. While there is a recirculation system, its being strained as the recirculation and distribution systems share the same pumping facilities. The city will purchase a sonic buoy system that breaks down algae growth.