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HAB Aquatic Solutions

HAB Aquatic Solutions specializes in improving surface water quality through the use of aluminum-based products (e.g., alum and sodium aluminate). HAB’s research and development efforts improved upon traditional alum application approaches by developing treatment systems to address the unique challenges of today’s water resource management projects.

We are a full service alum treatment company.  HAB has over 60 years of combined experience and provides the most comprehensive alum services available, including pre-project water quality monitoring, algae identification, chemical dose determination, GPS-guided chemical application, alum injection systems for the treatment of storm water/stream water, and post-project water quality monitoring and evaluation. HAB’s cofounders are two of only a handful of scientists qualified to provide complete alum treatment services: from dose calculation, to application, to project evaluation.

HAB Aquatic Solutions has scores of successfully completed alum projects ranging from five-acre ponds to completing the largest alum treatment in the world. Large or small, HAB Aquatic Solutions can provide proven, precise and professional services.


Prior to HAB’s aluminum sulfate treatment the 30 year water clarity summer average was 1.2 meters at Bald Eagle Lake.  Post alum lake treatment, water quality has been averaging 2.5 meters as collected by the Rice Creek Watershed District.



"Throughout the project, the team at HAB Aquatics was responsive and professional.  The team's knowledge and experience working with harmful algal blooms were apparent in every interaction I had with them.  What I appreciated as a project manager is that no question or request was too small for the team to call, email or facilitate a conversation with the public, Regional Board grant manager or other partner agencies.  I would gladly work with them again to solve complex algal bloom and nutrient loading issues in the City's lake and watershed."

Jackie M, City of Watsonville, CA

"The alum project on Bald Eagle has provided wonderful results. Previously, the smell and pea soup conditions in late July and August had us considering moving. Now we can see the lake bottom at the end of our dock and our granddaughters love swimming in the lake all Summer long. Thanks!"  

Mike B, Resident of Bald Eagle Lake

Laboratory results post aluminum sulfate lake treatment “Concentrations of the liver toxin microcystin, which is produced by the algae, didn’t reach levels as high as those recorded last summer.”  (From the Columbus Dispatch news article;  Alum cut Phosphorus in Grand Lake St. Marys.  Columbus, Ohio)

Chris Abbruzzese, Ohio EPA spokesman

“The target was to get a 50 percent reduction.  We got a 56 percent reduction, which was absolutely exciting.  The proof is in the pudding [that these treatments worked] is the park has stayed open all summer.”  (From NBC News story;  Alum Treatments on Grand Lake St. Marys Exceed Expectations.  Columbus, Ohio.)

Scott Nally, OEPA Director

“The (alum application) project went smoothly and was completed on time.” (From the Daily Standard newspaper article;  Alum Application History)

Scott Fletcher, Deputy Chief of Ohio State Parks

"I’m excited that phase one of the alum project is wrapped up and I’m happy with how HAB Aquatic Solutions, handled the project." (From the Daily Standard newspaper article; Alum Application History; Celina, Ohio.)

Brian Miller, Manager at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park

"This is a very reputable company.  You can see they are first-class, not only in their staging area, but the way they do the application." (From The Evening Leader newspaper article; Alum Hits Grand Lake St. Marys)

Jim Zehringer, Director Ohio Department of Natural Resources