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Diving – A better pond cleaning alternative for customers and wildlife

Dallas, Texas Pond Dredging

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Our client, a mixed-use development in Dallas, Texas, consisting of retail and residential space, came to us to preserve the natural terrain and protect its wildlife while staying within budget. The dilemma – the ponds, which were prominent throughout the space, were filling with sediment, causing the otherwise clear water to become murky and algae-ridden. This sediment increase resulted from disturbances caused by nearby construction project sites. Residents and visitors were registering complaints with the property management company in increasing numbers. It was an unanticipated problem, and the dollars available to resolve the situation were limited.

After meticulous planning and execution, we delivered a solution that met our client’s goals of preserving the natural habitat and landscaping and saved them over 20% compared to alternative proposed solutions. This success is a testament to our expertise in specialized pond cleaning and project management.

By considering the environment, the purpose of the development, and the ongoing construction, in addition to the project result, we utilized our divers’ expertise instead of relying on bobcats and heavy construction machinery. Draining these ponds, water recipients from a small river system, required a specialized approach tailored specifically for this situation. After deliberation and research, our pond cleaning and project management teams designed a customized vacuum nozzle that was attached to the suction hose, which pumped the sediment directly out of the body of water and then was able to be disposed of properly. By utilizing this method, the expense of the heavy machinery was avoided, and the divers could approach the area without disturbing the natural surroundings. Our commercial divers were in and out of the pond areas without compromising the landscaping or threatening the natural wildlife environment. We completed the project on time, within budget, and to the client’s specifications.

At our company, we believe in the power of collaboration. We approach each commercial diving job as a unique project, understanding that there are different specifications, requirements, stakeholders, and project goals. We partner with our clients, valuing their input and ensuring that all aspects of the project are being met. This collaborative approach confirms that the solution we propose is all-encompassing and will be the most beneficial for our clients and the environment.

Please get in touch with us if you need help with a pond dredging or silt removal project.



Anthony Di Iulio the founder, president and co-owner of American Underwater Services, Inc., started his business in 1999 with only three employees. Today this commercial diving company employs nearly 30 people and handles over 500 projects annually. Anthony moved to Fort Worth from Louisiana with his family in 1976. He worked summers during high school welding underwater for a marina on Benbrook Lake. Eventually he took scuba lessons after almost drowning on the job. Those lessons led him to training at a deep sea diving school in Houston, which included training on offshore oil rigs. Anthony spent several years in Louisiana working on offshore rigs and on inland jobs at power plants and dams before starting American Underwater Services, Inc.


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