Pond Cleaning Device Proves Invaluable in BP Oil Spill Cleanup

Published on December 1, 2013

Scot Weiss originally designed The Parachute Skimmer to pick up algae, debris and dirt from the surface and subsurface of pools, lakes and ponds. But when BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig dumped 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Weiss realized just how big a pond could be.

An updated version of Weiss’ Parachute Skimmer proved highly effective at skimming oil from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. After purchasing 10 demo units for evaluation and testing, the U.S. Coast Guard gave the device enthusiastic reviews and included it in the official master database of products available for operational teams to purchase. The Parachute Skimmer has since received acclaim from many oil industry veterans, including former Exxon Valdez cleanup workers, who claimed it “really helped in the prevention of shoreline contamination.”

The pond version of the Parachute Skimmer is available at several pond supply companies. More information on the device and contact information is available at **www.parachuteskimmer.com.**

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