Welcome to Purewest Environmental Solutions

Our company specializes in applying environmentally friendly practices and products to everyday construction, renovations, land reclamation and landscaping needs for the Government, Commercial and Residential sectors in Alberta.

We specialize in larger acreage's, parks, oil and gas facilities and other large commercial lawns in urban, rural or remote locations in south or central Alberta. Red Deer, Calgary, Olds, Sundre, Caroline, Didsbury, Airdrie and many other locations.

We also provide Alberta and Federal government approved native grass, forage or wildflower seed blends for use in land
reclamation , recreation areas and parks.


Algae Facts and Problems

Toxic Blue Green Algae - Cyanobacteria is the scientific name for blue-green algae, it is commonly know as "pond scum"

Cyanobacteria form in warm shallow, slow-moving or stagnant (still) water. The scum or mass is made up of cells, which can house poisons called cyanobacterial toxins. When the algae cells die and burst they release the toxins or poisons into the water.

when a large mass of cyanobacteria forms in a body of water, it is called a bloom.

The toxic or poisonous compound inside the Cyanobateria algae are called Microcystins.

These toxins are poisonous to both humans and livestock and have been know to cause death or extreme sickness. Swimmers can experience irritation of the skin.

Microcystins are the most common of the cyanobacterial toxins found in water, these toxins are the one that most often are responsible for poisoning animals and humans who come into contact with toxic blooms. Children are especially susceptible because of their low body mass, the toxins attack the liver and can cause serious damage.

In Canada these algae blooms mostly appear during the hot summer months and have been most prevalent in the prairies, especially Saskatchewan and Alberta.


TREATMENTS- Chemicals like copper sulphate or any other treatment method that causes the cells to break down and release their toxins should not be used. Also remember these chemicals are often also harmful and will kill beneficial organisms and plants as well.

The best way to avoid the problems associated with cyanobacterial blooms is by prevention, your best option is to stop the blooms from forming before they become a serious risk to you and your animals.

The best method of prevention is to reduce the input of nutrients, such as fertilizers, generally high in phosphates, into the water source. If this is not possible then there are now safe and cost effective ways to control the algae blooms, such as clear pond and clear pond extreme.

More info on these products are on this page.


Algae Control for ponds, lakes and other water sources

Approved for use in both Canada and the USA


Toxic Blue Green algae has been causing serious problems in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba this year. Many lakes, communities and farms in the USA are being adversely affected by severely algae blooms, both from toxic and non toxic types.

Have you ever wished your ponds were clean and clear again even
in the middle of the summer ?

There is now a better way to control the problem using cutting edge
eco friendly organic technology.

Clear Pond
and Clear Pond Extreme are made in Canada and offer a new ecologically friendly options to farmers, government, lake communities and even back yard pond owners.

For control and total elimination of both toxic Blue green Algae and regular green algae's we Now offer an Ecologically friendly, non toxic alternative to traditional chemical methods such as copper sulphate (which also kills beneficially plants, insects, organisms and animals) .

Our product uses natural enzymes , bacteria and other organic compounds.
Clear Pond Extreme
uses bio-augmentation, a non-chemical and natural method - to remove the nutrients that are vital to algae growth. The microbes that are introduced ingest carbon, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen at an accelerated rate, which limits the nutrients available for algae to consume. This process will starve the Algae from ponds and even large lakes, leaving the water clear and free of algae without the use of harmful chemicals.
This product will not harm fish and other natural pond/lake life

More Details and specs below on this page

Our product works very fast and is economical as well as very easy to apply.

This product is effective and economical enough to be used on large lakes damaged
and polluted by agricultural or industrial nutrient fed algae blooms, It can restore lakes back to usable and enjoyable conditions for both the occasional users and communities
living there.

Fish and wildlife can once again thrive as sometimes nature
needs a little help to recover from our human made mistakes

Algae Control Products
Prices 2009

Clear Pond Liquid

Clear Pond Extreme Shock


Clear Pond Concentrate

1 litre bottle - $33.00

Each litre will treat up to 500,000 litres of pond/lake water. It is very easy to apply with a simple garden or backpack sprayer.

 

 


Clear Pond Extreme Shock
Powered Concentrate

Per 1 Kg container - $98.50

Treats 1 acre-foot of water per KG
(about 300,000 gallons)

Available in 25, 50 and
100 kilogram containers.

Notes

Safe, Non-Chemical Organic Product

NOT harmeful to People, Pets, Fish or Livestock

Notes:

Clear Pond Extreme uses bio-augmentation, a non-chemical and natural method - to remove the nutrients that are vital to algae growth. The microbes that are introduced ingest carbon, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen at an accelerated rate, which limits the nutrients available for algae to consume. This control by competitive inhibition increases water clarity, reduces sludge and promotes overall better health for the aquatic environment.

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Other Products that work well with Clear Pond:

OrganiZyme Concentrate (deodorizer)   $82.00 per litre      
This product will neutralize organic decay odors from ponds during treatment . Works very well and not much is needed to be effective. 100% organic and safe


UltraBioZyme Concentrate (Microbes)     $80.00 per litre
Boosts the Microbial organism population of treated areas for increased digestions of nutrients and organic matter. water quality improves rapidly and bottom sediment layers are quickly reduced helping reduce further blooms and decomposition odors.      

 


Contact : Pierce Achtymichuk for more information

Office (403) 638-8090
Cellular (403) 899-9663
Fax (403) 638-8092
Email : ecograss@mac.com

 

"Growing Naturally"
Environmentally friendly commercial and residential solutions
Toll Free 1-877-894-9378 - Direct Dial 1-403-638-8090 - Fax 1-403-638-8092
Email : ecograss@mac.com


CLEAR POND LIQUID

Clear Pond Liquid is a high potency, bacterial liquid concentrate for use in controlling algae, ammonia and nitrates through competition of available nutrients in water. Clear Pond Liquid contains specifically formulated proprietary blend of microorganisms and surface tension suppressants/penetrants. Because of the diversity of the microorganisms and enzyme systems, this product is excellent for INCREASING water clarity.

1 litre of this concentrate will treat about 500,000 litres of lake or pond water. This product is very cost effective and easy to apply with a hand sprayer or small sprayer unit from a boat or canoe. We have found it is effective to treat along the shores for about 10 feet out rather than the entire body of water as the algae favors the shallower areas along the shore.

An average small lake with eight to ten thousand feet of shore line can be treated for about $1,600.00 give or take. It is possible to just treat the swimming and recreation areas on lakes instead of the entire area if necessary.

Cost is $33.50 per litre.

We carry a good stock of this product.


CLEAR POND EXTREME

GREEN WATER CONTROL EXPORT DIVISION

OVERVIEW

Algae survive, grow and reproduce by feeding off of the nutrients – nitrogen potassium and phosphorous– in the water. There are a variety of algae that differ in make-up and size. Unmonitored growth of these species can degrade water quality – low oxygen levels and sunlight unable to penetrate the algae scum on the surface. This poses threats to other organisms in the water like fish, plants and other aquatic life. In addition, algae growth makes it increasingly difficult for treatment plants to meet effluent permit limits.

Introduce Clear Pond Extreme into the pond, lagoon, lake, etc. to prevent these periods of excessive algae growth. Clear Pond Extreme uses bio-augmentation, a non-chemical and natural method - to remove the nutrients that are vital to algae growth. The microbes that are introduced ingest carbon, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen at an accelerated rate, which limits the nutrients available for algae to consume. This control by competitive inhibition increases water clarity, reduces sludge and promotes overall better health for the aquatic environment.

Use of Clear Pond Extreme also aids treatment plants in meeting effluent regulations with decreased use of aerators. While proper aeration is important to enhance the effectiveness and longevity of microbial bio-augmentation and nutrient deactivation applications, treatment plants will learn that the decreased use of aerators will save on energy costs.

APPLICATIONS

  • Waste Water Plants
  • Holding Tanks
  • Reactors & Contractors
  • Waste Pumps
  • Oxidation Ditches
  • Lift Stations
  • Activated Sludge
  • Lagoons


ADVANTAGES

  • greatly reduces labor time
  • enhances BOD/COD removal
  • reduces hydrogen sulfide
  • cost effective & easy to use
  • reduces sludge buildup
  • degrades a wide range of complex organics
  • no special equipment needed
  • breaks down fat & grease buildup
  • eliminates malodors at their source
  • contains no chemicals
  • changes biomass dynamics
  • increases system efficiency

TARGET COMPOUNDS

  • Waste Digestants
  • Cellulose
  • Sludge Volume
  • Nutrients Required For Algae Growth.

BACTERIAL COUNT:

5.0 billion per gram (bacillus spore blend)

PERFORMANCE:

Effective pH range…………..5-9.5

Effective Temp. Range……..12-50 degrees Celsius

PACKAGING:

25, 50 and 100 kilogram containers.

DOSAGE AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Shock Dosage – Apply at first appearance of algae at a rate of 2.2 kg per acre-foot x 5 doses over a two-week period. Apply evenly over affected area.

Maintenance Dosage: Apply at a rate of 1 kg per acre-foot 1-2 times per week.

Preventative Dosage: Apply at a rate of 1 kg per acre-foot, beginning in spring throughout the warm months. If fertilizer is applied to surrounding areas, double dosage for 2 weeks.

Cost

Cost is $98.50 per Kilogram (2.2 pounds)


Toll Free 1-877-894-9378 - Direct Dial 1-403-638-8090 - Fax 1-403-638-8092
Email : ecograss@mac.com


Hydro Seeding - Hydroseeding - hydro seeding - hydroseeding - hydromulching - Hydromulching
Hydroseeding is fast becoming the popular standard for new lawns. We are able to use more dry condition tolerant grass species. The spray-on mulch consists of Grass seed, fertilizer and moisture holding fibre that's speeds up growth by a larger factor than hand seeding.

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