Barley Straw Water Treatment at MAC

Barley Straw Water Treatment at MAC

Some of you may have noticed a row of plastic bottles floating just off the shore next to the slipway in front of the clubhouse. MAC is making concerted efforts to get rid of the Blue Green algae naturally. Nets have been filled with Barley straw & dangled from the plastic buoyancy bottles with the idea that when the straw breaks down & rots it conditions the water by releasing Humic Acid which mixes with Oxygen & then releases Hyrogen Peroxide (takes about a month to break down and lasts about 6 months) All this had been done with permission from Table Bay Nature Reserve. See video for more details.

Link:

https://youtu.be/_wjBnvBpuGk

MAC has also been trying different methods of physically removing the standard algae within which the Blue Green Algae tends to congregate. Vacuum methods are being investigated too, which is keeping some of our MANCOM Management members very busy. Well done to all involved & thank you for your hard work.