It’s been nearly five years since the founders of Clean Wake LLC sat in a long line at the Bullfrog decontamination station and thought, “there must be a better way”. The kids were sunburned, sand blasted and ready to head home after a 5-day camping and boating excursion at Lake Powell. They watched as the DNR staff worked to dutifully decontaminate boats of all shapes and sizes. The climbed under and around boats to inspect them and flush hot water through intake systems that were far from standardized. This was a time consuming and challenging process.
It was at this moment that an idea was formed and the initial collaboration with Utah’s AIS group began. How about a big tank of water! Big enough for the largest wake boarding style boats! This tank would hold hot water and would remove the guess work that comes from accommodating endless design variability for boat raw water intake systems.
We now have four sites in operation in Utah with several more planned and discussions are underway with several other states. The boat decontamination system has been proven as an effective and highly effective method of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.
DWR AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE REVOLUTIONARY NEW METHOD FOR DECONTAMINATING BOATS, REMOVING INVASIVE QUAGGA MUSSELS
Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Clean Wake LLC, the National Park Service at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and other partnering agencies are excited to announce a new first-of-its-kind dip tank method that will revolutionize boat decontamination in the fight against invasive quagga mussels.
NEW WEAPON TO FIGHT QUAGGA MUSSELS AT LAKE POWELL
Published: Friday, April 9, 2021
Boaters planning summer adventures on Lake Powell will soon have a new tool in the fight against quagga mussels.
The new system incorporates a dip tank large enough to hold a boat. It can eliminate the invasive species in about ten minutes.
A revolutionary method
According to Lt. Bruce Johnson with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the system, developed by Clean Wake LLC, revolutionizes the fight against invasive species.
19,025 BOATS INSPECTED FOR QUAGGA MUSSELS IN UTAH OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Published: Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021
“The new dip tank has been used for roughly half of the decontaminations at Lake Powell and has been invaluable for more quickly and efficiently cleaning the boats with more complex systems,” said DWR Aquatic Invasive Species Sgt. Micah Evans.
QUAGGA DIP TANK
Published: Saturday, May 1, 2021
The fear that the quagga will spread into other water systems is a concern for boating enthusiasts and residents alike. Utah's DWR is excited to unveil a new, simplified solution to decontaminate boats coming out of Lake Powell.
NEW SYSTEM AT LAKE POWELL WILL RID YOUR BOAT OF INVASIVE MUSSELS IN MINUTES
NEW 5-MINUTE METHOD INTRODUCED TO DECONTAMINATE BOATS OF PESKY QUAGGA MUSSELS
Published: June 29, 2023
The first-of-its-kind boat decontamination dip tank was installed at Lake Powell in May 2021 to aid in the fight against invasive quagga mussels. Now, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Clean Wake LLC and Utah State Parks have installed a second dip tank at Utah Lake State Park, and locations for additional dip tanks around Utah have been announced.
UTAH BOATERS WILL WANT TO HEAR THIS: INTRODUCING A FASTER METHOD TO COMBAT QUAGGA MUSSELS
June 28, 2023
Quagga mussels have been a persistent problem in waterways across the United States, causing significant damage to ecosystems and infrastructure. However, a new and improved solution has emerged, promising faster and more effective decontamination for watercraft users.
At Clean Wake LLC, we’ve worked hard to offer smart, flexible and innovative solutions to prevent the transfer of aquatic invasive species. We are dependable and take a partnership approach to our projects. We commit to providing transparent and frequent communication throughout fabrication and installation and remain committed to your success once the decontamination system has been successfully installed.