Aerial view of the Warren, Maine lagoon system. Photo courtesy of Woodard and Curran.

Lagoon Systems In Maine 

Systems In Maine

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Mars Hill Wastewater Lagoon System - Mars Hill  Maine. Photo Courtesy of Wright-Pierce Engineers.
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Anson Maine aerated lagoons

Lagoon Specifications


Lagoons No.1 No. 2
Volume 25.0 MG 5.0 MG
Lagoon Dimensions 1,500' x 1,500' x13' Not Available
Aeration Surface Aspirating Surface Aspirating


Comments: Facility has (7) 75 horsepower floating aerators in Pond #1. Aerator manufacturer is Aqua Aerobics. There are (9) 25 horsepower mixers in Pond #1 to keep solids in suspension. D.O sensors are Great Lakes models and turn on and off aeration system on demand. Pond #1 has 2 curtains with the final section utilized as a quiescent zone. A Mudcat dredge is utilized annually in Pond #1 for sludge removal. A Crisifilly dredge is utilized in the polishing pond.



System Information

anson maine

Design Flow 5.0 MGD
Actual Flow 4.0 MGD
Discharge To Kennebec River
Year Built 1974 Upgrade in 1996
Design Engineers Anderson Nichols
Upgrade - Woodard and Curran
Septage Received No
Collector System 15 miles gravity sewer, 5 pump stations
Staff Size 6 Full Time
Number of Users 1,500 services
Billing Software Microsoft Foxpro
Comments 95% of flow comes from Madison Paper Company. One pump station collects leachate from onsite landfill and pumps it back to the lagoon.

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