On April 22nd, I'm going to try again to clean up Lake Michigan. I tried last year on the Wisconsin side, but didn't do much good. The water looks cleaner here on the Michigan side of the lake, so I'm hoping for better results. I'm also going to be more scientific about it this year by sampling the lake water for bacteria and contaminants before and after I filter it.
My portable water filter will clean about 8 gallons of water per hour, so, if the weather is good, I hope to run at least 80 gallons of lake water through the filter during the day.
We set up the filter, go get a gallon jug of lake water and dump it in the tank. When the clean water starts coming out, we drain it into another gallon jug and pour it back into the lake. It's a slow process, but it leaves us plenty of time to barbeque.
With all the people out of work around here, we're hoping we can hire a few people to help out this year. Maybe set up another portable filter. Clean 160 gallons of lake water.