What is Water Resource Recovery?

There is a term now that describes a theme. It’s Water Resource Recovery. It means that the wastewater industry is now being purposeful about more than just making polluted water safe. Now there is serious direction around extracting value from this water. Here’s another way of saying this…”water needs to pay for itself.” If you live on a lake or own a pond, for example, the line might go…”grow fish instead of algae.”

Today with BioHavens you can also grow beautiful pollinator plants, or harvestable landscape trees. These trees are planted in islands as seedlings, then harvested to be replanted as valuable trees on shore once they get to about a two inch caliper. In the meantime, they’ve been extracting pollution all the while. And BioHavens are designed to be replanted, to repeat the cycle.

This can happen commercially on wastewater lagoons, or in a lake or pond. Ultimately this is how lakes that are today slipping into hyper eutrophication status will be brought back to health. And the projects must, and will, pay for themselves. We also have learned how to incorporate key features into BioHavens to enhance for specific fish production. What’s amazing is how easy this is. It’s as if all we do is turn nature loose! It’s as if all we have to do is “give” her permission!

The fish we work with most are fathead minnows, panfish, and largemouth bass. Today specific models of BioHavens are available to help optimize for health and growth of these fish. Think of it this way…the food for this job is free in about half of our nation’s waterways. The other half might need some nutrient supplement. But particularly in the northern half of the U.S., nutrients are available and free. Blend these nutrients with premier habitat, and aeration/circulation, which our BioHaven Floating Streambed handles exceptionally, and you will grow fish at an outrageous rate.

Here’s a couple examples:

The commercial growth of landscape trees and plants on BioHavens is an emerging program for Floating Island International. It applies to lagoon based wastewater facilities, lake homeowner associations fighting harmful algae blooms, municipalities also facing harmful algae blooms in their waterways, and private pond owners. The key point is that our projects will pay for themselves. That’s the starting premise. Check with us for details.