The City and the Glenwood Lake Association are teaming up to install an aerator system at Glenwood Lake. Designed by Vertex Water Features and recommended by Iona Professor Joe Stabile, the low-cost aerator is intended to improve water quality in the lake and combat some of the ecological challenges that have impacted the lake’s health and appearance.

Vertex summarizes the reasons for adding oxygen to the lake:

Pond aeration allows the water at all depths the ability to support animal and plant life, control algae growth by limiting its food source and aid decomposition of suspended organic material and muck on the bottom of the lake. Through circulation, the water is able to release harmful gases that build up on the bottom into the atmosphere, thereby further improving water quality and eliminating any unpleasant odors. A pond aeration system improves the aesthetics and overall health of a body of water.