Water-Related News

Lake Mirror circulation study to use solar technology

LAKELAND – The City of Lakeland Lakes & Stormwater Division will be undertaking a Surface Water Artificial Circulation Impact Study of Lake Mirror that includes the installation of a SolarBee® solar-powered artificial circulation system. The Impact Study will include a robust surface water sampling program throughout a four-month trial period to evaluate the efficacy of the SolarBee® and assess the potential water quality benefits in Lake Mirror.

The SolarBee artificial circulation system is designed to promote enhanced water column mixing and circulation. The system is used to increase dissolved oxygen content and reduce the abundance of algae and nutrients and it will operate 24-hours per day on solar power. Artificial circulation is a widely used surface water quality restoration technique ideal for smaller sized freshwater lakes and ponds. Use of the SolarBee® and has been identified as a possible method for improving the water quality in Lake Mirror, and potentially other City lakes.

The video below gives a quick overview of how the SolarBee lake circulation system works.