You might notice clearer water at Nahant Marsh in Davenport.
Nahant is teaming up with a water restoration company to improve water quality.
The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the collaboration with Streamside Systems.
Nahant Marsh is part of a more than 500 acres of wetland bordered by the Mississippi River in southwest Davenport.
The restoration company will provide a new “vacuum-type” machine called the algae buster to help clean the marsh.
“It’s a bio-reactor. It uses an advanced material that has a lot of surface area and can generate billions of bacteria,” Streamside Systems COO Robert Sinkler said. “The bacteria will actually remove the algae that causes the problem, causes a lot of environmental problems and issues. When all of that occurs it improves water quality, so it’s basically a plug-and-play system. It’s non-chemical. It’s very easy to use.”
The water restoration company is ready to make improvements as the machine works near the river.
The plan is to put it on the market.