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About Clean Water Pro

Clean Water Pro sells, installs, and maintains fine bubble aeration systems designed to pump dissolved oxygen into stagnating water. Other services include bacterial treatments, pond dyes, and vegetative management solutions (in the water and on the shore). Clean Water Pro also provides a valuable diagnostic service for assessing the precise stage of your dugout, pond or lake. Clean Water Pro will professionally assess your declining water body by taking a comprehensive approach to the physical, environmental and chemical composition of your waterbody, including the surrounding area. This includes a professional presentation of your assessment to your municipal board or lakeshore community committee.

Do you know the stage of your waterbody?

Stage 1

New or relatively new ponds and lakes

Stage 2

After 5 years with visible build up of sludge and algal blooms

Stage 3

After 10 years and no preventative treatment and often misuse

Clean Water Pro will help you determine the stage of your waterbody and provide recommendations on how to improve the clarity and purity.

How we assess your waterbody


We identify the physical land map of the waterbody and surrounding area. This identifies all tributaries, potential sources of contamination and more.

Water (Chemical)

We measure the current chemical composition of your water body.

Treatment Plan

Highly focused and specially designed to guarantee the outcomes desired.

Recommendations designed to improve the clarity of your waterbody

An example of the outcomes you can expect from the following programs may include:

Getting Started Program
Reduce muck accumulation
Prevent aquatic growth
Save money on dredging
Reduce odor
Silver Program
Improve water quality
Improve aquatic ecosystem
Increase dissolved oxygen
Reduce muck accumulation
Prevent aquatic growth
Save money on dredging
Reduce odor
Gold Program
Improve visual appeal
Improve water quality
Improve fish habitat
Improve aquatic ecosystem
Increase dissolved oxygen
Reduce muck accumulation
Prevent aquatic growth
Save money on dredging
Reduce odor

Our 5-Step Process To Guarantee Outcomes

Clean Water Pro's process starts with a comprehensive assessment designed to be presented to a lakeshore committee or a municipal board. For $1,895 Clean Water Pro will professionally assess a declining water body by taking a comprehensive approach to the physical, environmental and chemical composition including the surrounding area.

Recommendations for remedial activity hinge on the accuracy of the assessment. Recommendations by the staff at Clean Water Pro always guarantee water clarity, usability percentages, and more. Recommendations are routinely appended in the assessment findings report, and can be delivered in person at lakeshore committee or municipal board meetings.

Clean Water Pro will professionally install your fine bubble aeration system on a pre-determined grid pattern designed to work for your specific waterbody.

Clean Water Pro staff will monitor your aeration systems and provide ongoing maintenance as required. They will also routinely monitor the chemical analysis of the water under treatment to ensure suitable progress is being made.

All outcomes promised in negotiating the work project are guaranteed! Clean Water Pro must install and maintain the systems involved for guarantees to be valid.

Case Studies

Clean Water Pro has helped many companies, cities, and municipalities.
Click on any logo below to read the full case study.

RM of Springfield – Wheatland Pond – Dugald

Upon our assessment we found this shallow pond to be quite eutrophic. As the electricity was not available until late fall we began treating this pond with just bacteria and pond dye in mid August. Within 3 weeks there was already signs of improvement.

RM of East St. Paul – Pritchard Farm Road

In June 2016 we met with the RM of East St. Paul to view their troubled ponds. Upon our recommendation they hired us to install aeration into one of their ponds. The pond was thick with algae & duck weed. One month later it was nearly clear while the adjacent ponds were still solid green.

Revenue Canada Pond

This pond is eutrophic with hundreds of geese that surround it all summer long. The contractor applied the treatment in mid August and within 3 weeks most of water had cleared. This project was through a landscaping maintenance company (Grounds Guys) who relied heavily on my recommendations to treat the pond as it was part of their contract to maintain it.

Andy Brandt – RM of Tache

In 2014 & 2015 homeowners of Lorette, Manitoba were unhappy about the state of three of their ponds. Excessive algae growth and a foul odor in late summer displeased residents enough to initiate change. In early 2016, Andy Brandt the Public Works Manager for the Municipality of Tache contacted Lynne Melvin to ask her opinion on the matter. On Lynne’s recommendation, the municipality replaced fountain sprinklers within each of the three ponds with a compressor and a diffusion plates for each. Lynne also treated the ponds with bacteria and a pond dye. More than 18 months after the fact all the ponds are in much better shape.

“The results were impressive,” says Andy

Algae growth virtually disappeared and there was not a late summer odor problem. Andy stated he was particularly impressed with the north pond, “it’s the first pond to receive water of the three and was in the worst shape. Today it looks like a completely different pond.”

In her follow-up assessment conducted in the fall of 2017, Lynne recommended residents not remove the bulrushes but to instead keep them. She also said residents should stop mowing so close to the pond and to leave a buffer zone between their lawn and the where the water hits their property. In 2017 more than 300 feet of willows were planted in a portion of the banks to stop them from crumbling into the water.

Andy claims the attitude of the residents has completely changed since 2015. They are now more aware of the techniques they need to employ to make the pond’s ecosystem healthier. With Lynne’s help, we have been able to educate ourselves with the practices that will maintain the health of our pond’s ecosystem.

“The only thing left to complain about now is the excessive amount of frogs. And that is not worth complaining about because that is telling us that our ponds are healthy again.”
— Andy Brandt

Randy Braun – RM of Rhineland

Randy Braun is a Public Works Foreman in the town of Plum Coulee which is host to a beautiful pond in the center. The pond is referred to as Sunset Beach and is Plum Coluee’s major attraction in the summer months as it features a beautifully landscaped beach. Town residents are really proud of their beach and take great pride in making it widely available to people in the surrounding communities.

“It wasn’t always the case”, says Randy. “Our pond and beach was not always as nice as it is today. Going back to the summer of 2014 and few years before we had several people complain about algae and the muck along the shoreline. You know, the kind of nasty algae that turns your swimming suit green when you come out of the water.”

In the early stages of trying to fix the problem Randy tried a number of different solutions including a plan to aerate the pond using a single hose and manifold as well a combination of pond dye and copper bluestone. His efforts helped a little bit but not enough to avoid the complaints.

In the late summer of 2014, Randy asked Lynne Melvin (formerly of Riverdale Water Management now of Clean Water Pro) to assess the pond and make a recommendation. Lynne made an assessment that lead to a recommendation of a six plate aeration system, pond dye and a bacterial treatment plan. Since implementing her recommendation in early 2015, Randy doesn’t recall of any complaints due to algae growth in the water. Moreover, Randy says pond sediment, referred to as muck, is down considerably as well.

Needless to say Randy is very happy with the services and outcomes offered by Riverdale Water Management, now called Clean Water Pro.

“I would not hesitate to recommend Lynne’s services to other people in need of a better place to swim.”
— Randy Braun

Frequently Asked Questions

What is stagnant water?

Stagnant water is standing water that has been sitting without moving for a significant amount of time.

Why should I care about stagnant water near my home or cottage?

Stagnant water is characterized by having low oxygen levels. This makes it unsafe for consumption by humans & livestock and hazardous to life that normally exists in the water including fish. Perfectly undisturbed water is an adequate breeding ground for mosquitos and the low oxygen content makes it favorable for algae blooms. Cyanobacteria algae blooms can be dangerous to swimmers. New data indicates even low levels of ingested cyanobacteria can be deleterious to a person’s health. Due to the low oxygen levels in stagnating water, living organisms that normally would survive and thrive in the water don’t and instead they die and rot. Rotted organic material in stagnating water creates a foul odor. Eventually rotting organic material sinks to bottom of the pond or lake and re-exists as “floor muck”. Excessive floor muck becomes a haven for another pest, aquatic weeds.

How do I know I have stagnant water?

You know you have stagnant water when you can answer yes to most of these questions:

  • Is the lake water murky or hard to see through?
  • Do you have floor muck at the shoreline? If so, how far does the floor muck go out from the shoreline?
  • Do you have aquatic weeds growing near the shoreline? If so, how excessive are they? Are they spotty, along the entire shoreline, or widespread throughout large portions of the lake/pond?
  • Do you see algae blooms? If so, do you see them periodically, in the summer and fall, or all season long?
  • Do you see cyanobacteria (often referred to as blue/green algae)?
  • Has your lake/pond suffered any fish kills? If so, did the kills occur in the summer, the winter, or both?
  • Do you know if your pond or lake has a high phosphorus level?

How can I do a quick assessment of my lake or pond?

What treatments are typically used to remediate stagnant water?

Treatments used to remediate stagnant water include:

  • Aeration. We recommend fine bubble aeration over course bubble aeration. Fine bubble aeration is less costly to operate and much quieter.
  • Water or pond friendly bacteria.
  • Pond dye. This is not always recommended and would depend on the outcomes desired as well as the type of water system involved.
  • Ultra sound waves are used to stop algae growth.
  • We often make several recommendations to cabin or home owners on things they can do to slow down the deterioration of their lakes or ponds.

When should I call Clean Water Pro for help with my pond or lake (body of water)?

You can call Clean Water Pro anytime to ask questions. Clean Water Pro staff will always recommend you start with a do it yourself assessment – refer to question #3 "How do I know I have stagnant water?"

If I wanted to know the precise condition of my lake or pond, what would be the first step?

If you have completed your 'do it yourself' assessment your next step would be to have Clean Water Pro conduct a thorough assessment.

Can Clean Water Pro come to my municipality and precisely assess my lake or pond?

Clean Water Pro is available to conduct a precise assessment of your lake or pond.

How much is an assessment and what would it provide my committee or municipal board?

An assessment is $1,854 for a single water body. You will receive a comprehensive report including a chemical and physical analysis of the water in question, as well as three or more recommendations on how to remediate your pond or lake.

Should I start with a remediation plan without conducting a proper assessment?

We do not recommend starting with remediation solutions until you know the exact stage your water body is in.

Can Clean Water Pro implement the recommendations they make?

Clean Water Pro is ready to implement all the recommendations they make.

How do I contact Clean Water Pro?

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