Nutrient Farming Could Clean Ponds of Pollution

MV Gazette: A floating raft of plants and flowers bobs atop a pond, quietly removing excess nitrogen.

This is the surface of an aquatic restorer —one of John Todd’s many alternative clean water solutions he described to shellfish constables, harbormasters and others at the Tisbury senior center Thursday evening, in a talk hosted by Tisbury Waterways Inc.

Mr. Todd is a Cape Cod biologist and pioneer in the design and construction of ecological wastewater treatment systems. He recreates natural ecosystems to treat wastewater, both in his aquatic restorers and Eco-machines.

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