18 June 2021
We have borrowed an aerator for pond 2 (pictured). This is needed to raise the dissolved oxygen levels in the ponds. Aerobic bacteria need dissolved oxygen to survive.
We are working to transfer healthy bacteria into the ponds and increase aeration to ensure these bacteria have plenty of oxygen.
Determine a plan to reduce sludge levels – which will involve surveying the ponds and assessing what can be done microbiologically, vs mechanical.
The cooler weather and rain over the next week is working in our favour as it reduces the odour whilst the increase in infiltration brings fresh wastewater in, and dilutes the area that has lost its bacteria.