It’s been nearly 4 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. Climbing under boats to inspect and flush hot water through intake systems that were far from standardized. 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.
The timing of the first collaboration with the State wasn’t quite right. But 3 years later, things progressed quickly and the end product after nearly 1 year of engineering, collaboration and fabrication is a specially designed, patent pending, tank, pumphouse, heating and filtration system that will vastly improve our ability to decontaminate boats and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in Utah.
DWR AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE REVOLUTIONARY NEW METHOD FOR DECONTAMINATING BOATS, REMOVING INVASIVE QUAGGA MUSSELS
NEW WEAPON TO FIGHT QUAGGA MUSSELS AT LAKE POWELL
19,025 BOATS INSPECTED FOR QUAGGA MUSSELS IN UTAH OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
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.
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.
QUAGGA DIP TANK
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
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.