Sediment Removal

OSR Systems was founded in 1990. It’s primary function and design is to remove the bottom muck or detritus (decaying organic biomass such as leaves, algae, weeds, animal waste, etc.) that causes most of the environmental damage to the ecology of our lakes and ponds.

Storage bags full of muck.

Storage bags full of muck.

In addition to removing the bottom muck, our system also removes inorganic sediment, such as loam soils and soft clays, that have washed in through culverts, ditches and streams or from erosion that has mixed with organic material over time.  The new solution is environmental-friendly. The pond does not have to be drained and aquatic life does not have to be relocated. This new system that OSR Systems developed removes the bottom muck by hydraulically pumping the organic and inorganic sediment from the bowl areas without affecting the aquatic life that inhabits the pond.

Our solution is environmental-friendly since the pond does not have to be drained and aquatic life does not have to be relocated. The OSR system removes the bottom muck by hydraulically pumping the organic and inorganic sediment from the bowl areas without affecting the aquatic life that inhabits the pond.  It is an extremely clean and cost-effective way of removing the material without the use of heavy equipment. Using our process, we can remove 15-20 years worth of accumulated bottom muck in 2-3 weeks.

Removal of muck from pond

Removal of muck from pond

After we’ve finished, the pond will be clear of muck and sediment down to the clay or membrane liner. This deprives the aquatic vegetation of the organic nutrients that were feeding it and makes weed and algae control much easier and cheaper. It also increases the amount of water the pond is able to hold and creates more habitat for the fish.  It’s the perfect solution for a pond owner’s messiest problem.

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