Bon Aire Lake stocked with natural algae eaters
Crews from Lake & Pond Biologists visited Bon Aire Lake this week to release about 560 pounds of tilapia in the water. The fish serve as natural/biological algae eaters. They won’t only eat the algae, but they will also prevent it from coming back in the future.
The Merrillville Stormwater Utility has been stocking Bon Aire Lake with tilapia each summer for the last several years. This method of addressing algae has been much more effective than using chemicals in the water at Bon Aire Lake, which is in the residential community west of Taft Street and south of 57th Avenue.