Unbeknownst to many, a tiny nuisance to treatment operations gathers in clusters under the nation’s waters. They multiply at a staggering rate, jamming intake pipes and disrupting the daily work of plants. They are non-native disruptors known as zebra and quagga mussels.
In an effort to help readers combat these pests in a preventative way, Water Online spoke with Peachie Maher Hytowitz, technical marketing manager for Amiad Water Systems. We talked about how exactly mussels disrupt treatment operations, the cost savings afforded by stopping them from forming in the first place, and lessons learned from the Milwaukee Art Museum.