Hydrilla treatments will be taking place over next month at ponds in The Villages

Hydrilla is an aquatic plant.

Hydrilla treatments will be taking place over the next month at ponds in The Villages.

The water retention areas throughout The Villages are maintained through a contract with Clarke Aquatic Services.

Some of the maintenance activities include:

Spraying to control shoreline grasses such as Torpedo grass and Spike Rush

Spraying to control Filamentous and Planktonic Algae

  Spraying to control floating aquatic vegetation such as Duckweed and Water Hyacinth, as well as submersed aquatic plants such as Naiad and Hydrilla.

The chemicals used are regulated by state and federal agencies. The amount of chemicals used and the frequency of use is limited. Spraying for shoreline grasses and algae is done in intervals of two weeks between sprayings.