Floating Island Technology for Livestock Water Remediation
Floating islands are a low cost, water treatment technology that effectively use native plant species to remove contaminants from polluted water, enabling the water to be utilized in compliance with provincial water quality guidelines. In a controlled trial, Olds College and Tannas Conservation Services Ltd. evaluated the effectiveness of various wetland plants in removing contaminants from feedlot runoff water. Based on the successful outcome of the trial, Olds College is proceeding with a 3-year pilot study with livestock producers in Central Alberta. This presentation will showcase the successful outcome of the controlled trial and a snippet of the pilot study.