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Lagoon Bloodworms: How to Control Chironomids and Midge Flies

Lagoon bloodworms are the larvae of midge flies and are common during warm summer temperatures. Midge flies swarm and can drive local residents indoors. Lagoon bloodworms provide insight into lagoon conditions and their effect on effluent quality. Read on to … Continue reading



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Free Wastewater CEUs and PDHs: Introducing Lagooniversity.com

With the cancellation of so many rural water shows and educational opportunities due to COVID, we knew many of you would be struggling to meet your CEU and PDH requirements. That’s why we created Lagooniversity.com—to make our lagoon training webinars … Continue reading



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Green Stuff: The Biology of Algae and Duckweed Q&A

We hope you were able to attend our free lagoon webinar on the biology of algae and duckweed. If not, it’s available to watch at your convenience on our YouTube channel (linked below) or through our Lagooniversity portal. Webinar attendees … 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 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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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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Smelly Lagoon? Diagnosing and Correcting Lagoon Odors

Smelly lagoons have created the perception that wastewater lagoons don’t work and should be replaced with mechanical plants. Triplepoint HQ is six miles as the crow flies from the Stickney (aka “Stinkney”) Water Reclamation District, which serves the Chicago area … Continue reading



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Duckweed Control in Wastewater Lagoons

Duckweed, or water lens, is a rapidly growing, invasive aquatic plant that thrives in wastewater lagoons due to the presence of ammonia and phosphorus, which act as fertilizer. Since summertime is high season for lagoon duckweed, it’s a good time … Continue reading



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Top 10 Wastewater Lagoon Articles of 2017 from Triplepoint’s Blog

We’re gratified by the great response we’ve gotten to our lagoon blog. Our mission is to be a clearinghouse for lagoon topics and research, and to provide insight into how Lagoons can Do It Better. (If there are any topics … Continue reading



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