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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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A company began testing technology that uses aeration and microbes in a channel at Otterbein Retirement Community on Grand Lake on Tuesday. Pete Kennedy, left, of Organic Ponds, Bill Rohr, dredge operator at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, and Tom Grabow, dredge supervisor, discuss the air stations that will be placed in the bottom of the channel. The white box contains the air compressor that will deliver air to the stations.

Related online story:
GRAND LAKE - Another pilot started Tuesday on Grand Lake, this one using aeration and natural microbes to reduce sediment and improve water quality.
The test is being conducted in a channel at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices by Organic Pond, a Fraser, Mich.-based company. [More]
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