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

Lagoon Systems In Maine 

Systems In Maine

An Informational Resource for
Operators of Lagoon Systems

Mars Hill Wastewater Lagoon System - Mars Hill  Maine. Photo Courtesy of Wright-Pierce Engineers.
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Design & Operation
Lagoon Aeration
Tech Papers
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Lagoons In Maine
The Laboratory
Maine Lagoon News
Lagoon Biology

2003 Maine Wastewater Salary Survey as conducted by the Maine Wastewater Control Association

2003 Maine Wastewater Rate Survey conducted by the Maine Rural Water Association

Maine DEP Monthly
O & M Newsletter

Maine and WEF's
Operation Forum

Penobscot Watershed and Development of a TMDL 

EPA Binational Toxics

Maine Rural Water

Maine Wastewater
Operator Certification

Maine Is Technology

Maine Wastewater Control Association

Maine WasteWater Control Association

Wastewater Engineering




Sludge Management Options 

for Lagoon Systems


The proper utilization and disposal of sludge is one of the most critical issues facing wastewater treatment plants today. Soaring budgets, difficulties in site selection, and the changing nature of regulations combine to create major problems for our treatment plants. This page is intended to give the reader a basic overview of some of the different options available to plants for sludge management.



Land Application

Utilizing the Bullhead

Reed Bed Technology


Information on some Maine lagoons that have removed sludge from their lagoons may be found here.

Statistical information on the generation and utilization of biosolids in Maine can be found here.




sludge management



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