Brevard County Zoo :: Melbourne, Florida

The Brevard County Zoo in Melbourne, Florida had a messy situation on their hands and needed an effective solution. Tapirs are considered one of the messiest animals at the zoo. Part of the tapir exhibit includes a lagoon where the animals move their bowels, creating a lot of muck and sediment at the bottom. The zoo had to continually drain the pool and physically remove the waste. Aquascape Construction created a skimmer system to pre-filter the floating debris. A wetland filter with aquatic plants provided much-needed cleansing of the water. Additional pumps were added to send water through a series of pipes that behave as air jets on the bottom of the pond so that tapir waste is pushed through the pre-filter. This solution greatly reduces the maintenance needed to keep the tapir exhibit clean.

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