Author Archives: Patrick Hill

How to Improve the Performance of Failing Lagoons Q&A

We hope you were able to attend our last free lagoon webinar: How to Improve the Performance of Failing Lagoons. If not, it’s available to watch at your convenience on our YouTube channel (linked below) or through our Lagooniversity portal. … Continue reading



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Wastewater Lagoon Operations: Preparing for Cold Winter Weather

Water temperature affects virtually every aspect of wastewater lagoon performance. As lagoon expert Steve Harris states in his operators’ guide, Wastewater Lagoon Troubleshooting, “Water temperature is a reliable predictor of water quality and can aid the operator in preparing for changes … Continue reading



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Aerated Lagoon Upgrade: A 360° VR Video Case Study

An aerated lagoon upgrade provides many benefits: it improves treatment, saves on energy cost, and reduces operations and maintenance demands. Our latest video case study of Pacific, Missouri, highlights the benefits of upgrading a lagoon facility with Triplepoint aerators. This … Continue reading



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Lagoon Solids: Using the TSS to BOD5 Ratio to Diagnose Treatment Problems

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids, or TSS, are standard testing parameters for wastewater lagoons. The ratio between the two numbers can provide valuable insight into the source of the TSS. In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading



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Lagoon Cyanobacteria: The Blue-Green Algae Blooms of Summer

Lagoon cyanobacteria can cause a thick scum on the surface of the water and nasty odors. During the summer, the combination of sunlight, warm water temperatures, high nutrient loads, and predation by higher life forms like Daphnia and rotifers can lead to … Continue reading



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Lagoon Sludge Reduction In Situ: Methods of Removing Sludge in Place

One of the benefits of lagoons for wastewater treatment is their built-in sludge storage, which reduces the need for sludge handling. However, every lagoon will eventually require dredging to remove nonvolatile solids like grit. The mechanical removal of sludge is … Continue reading



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Wastewater Pond DO: Where Did the Dissolved Oxygen Go?

A wastewater pond requires sufficient Dissolved Oxygen (DO) to satisfy Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Nitrogenous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (NBOD). Without DO, a pond can experience odors and high effluent BOD and can even go septic. Often DO problems can … Continue reading



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Lagoon Microbiology: Heterotrophs vs. Autotrophs

Lagoon Microbiology: Meet Your Bugs is the first webinar presented by Julie Hartwig, Triplepoint’s regional sales manager for eastern and southern states. Julie knows her stuff: She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, … Continue reading



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Advantages of Industrial Lagoons for Wastewater Treatment

Industrial lagoons offer cost-effective, sustainable wastewater treatment. In our latest video, Triplepoint’s Julie Hartwig shares her experience working with industrial wastewater operators to highlight the huge advantages lagoons can provide for industrial facilities. Watch the video and read on for … Continue reading



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Lagoon Lemna: Pros and Cons of Duckweed in a Wastewater Pond

Lagoon lemna, or duckweed, has been a popular topic on our Lagoons Do It Better Facebook group lately. That’s because, like algae and sludge, duckweed is just one of those things that comes with the territory. In our latest episode of … Continue reading



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