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How to Prevent Wastewater Lagoon Short Circuit

It’s wintertime, the season when a wastewater lagoon is most likely to short circuit due to the disparity between the influent wastewater temperature and the ambient lagoon temperature. In a previous article, Four Causes of Wastewater Lagoon Short Circuit, we defined … Continue reading



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Four Causes of Wastewater Lagoon Short Circuit

We’ve referenced short circuiting several times as a potential cause of wastewater lagoon effluent problems. A lagoon is more likely to short circuit in the winter, when influent wastewater is warmer than the lagoon temperature, so it’s a good time … Continue reading



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Lagoon Infiltration and Inflow: Problems and Solutions

One of the biggest challenges for all types of wastewater systems, including lagoons, is infiltration and inflow. In this short article, we’ll define Lagoon Infiltration and Inflow, commonly abbreviated as “I&I,” explore the causes, and discuss what can be done … Continue reading



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What color is your wastewater lagoon?

What water and algae colors reveal about your wastewater lagoon’s health Although regular and accurate sampling is critical for wastewater lagoon operators, you can tell a lot about a lagoon’s health and the quality of treatment you’re getting with a … Continue reading



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Causes and Effects of Wastewater Lagoon Sludge Explained

Wastewater lagoon sludge buildup is a common occurrence for wastewater treatment lagoons worldwide. If left unchecked, sludge can lead to higher effluent levels of BOD, TSS and ammonia (not to mention some terrible lagoon odors). For an extreme example of … Continue reading



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Wastewater Lagoon Mixing Alleviates Odor & Sludge Issues

We hope this case study educates our readers about the importance of wastewater lagoon mixing with regard to overcoming issues surrounding odor associated with extreme sludge buildup. With so much talk about aeration, DO, BOD, TSS, etc., oftentimes wastewater lagoon … Continue reading



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How to Prevent Wastewater Lagoon Turnover in the Summer

Wastewater Lagoon Turnover is the final installment of our 3-part blog series discussing the side effects of summer heat on wastewater lagoons. Our first installment focused on Lagoon Algae Control while our second installment focused on Lagoon Odor. Lagoon turnover … Continue reading



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