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EFCN: Diagnosing Wastewater Lagoon Problems

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description: This webinar provides an overview of wastewater lagoon systems used for wastewater treatment and commonly associated problems with the lagoon system. The class also details some solutions to common issues and the importance of biological balance when operating the system.

Learning Objectives:
Explain the causes of excess sludge accumulation in wastewater lagoons
Determine appropriate corrective measures for typical lagoon problems
Discuss ways to minimize short-circuiting in wastewater lagoons
Explain facultative and aerobic processes in wastewater treatment lagoons
Discuss methods operators can use to measure and evaluate sludge accumulation
Evaluate costs associated with sludge prevention and removal

Presenter: Robert Davies, Engineering Intern, Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center at Michigan Technological University

Who Should Attend: 
  • Managers, owners, and operators of wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving¬†wastewater systems



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