Temporary aeration of the Milicz waters prevents large scale fish death
07 August 2020
The Milicz waters located in the valley of the Polish river Barycz form a landscape of almost 300 fishing ponds. It has the status of a protected nature reserve in Poland due to its importance as a habitat for European water birds.
At the beginning of July, local anglers discovered dark spots on the river surface and immediately notified the relevant services. Measurements taken revealed that there was almost no oxygen left in the water, which would lead to the fish stocks being wiped out.
BBA Pumps was immediately called in to install mobile pump systems to provide temporary aeration. By pumping large amounts of water from the surface, the oxygen level has returned back to normal values and a catastrophe has been prevented.
Mobile pump systems to provide temporary aeration:
6 inch pump BA150E D285
Max. flow 500 m3/h
Max. head 38 mwc
12 inch pump BA300E D328
Max. flow 1250 m3/h
Max. head 19 mwc