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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Dexter Utilities District

Dexter Maine

Lagoon Specifications


Lagoons No.1 No. 2 No. 3

Storage 1

Storage 2

Volume 1.0 MG 1.0 MG 1.0 MG 30.9 MG 30.9 MG
Lagoon Sizes 25' x 75' x 15' 25' x 75' x 15' 25' x 75' x 15' N/A N/A
Aeration Coarse Bubble Coarse Bubble Coarse Bubble None None
Number of Units 19 19 19 None None

Comments: Facility has (3) 50 horsepower blowers.
Aeration system manufacturer is Vaprecon and diffuser 
model is Disc Fuser.


System Information

Dexter Maine

Design Flow 0.275 MGD
Actual Flow 0.225 MGD
Discharge To Land Application
Year Built 1987
Design Engineers Coffin and Richardson
Septage Received No
Collector System 20 miles gravity sewer, 350 manholes,4 pump stations
Staff Size 2 Full Time, 1 Part Time
Number of Users 900 services
Billing Software Northern Data Systems
Comments Effluent is spring irrigated during summer and fall months and stored during winter and spring. There are 1,700 effluent sprinkler heads covering 176 acres of spray area.

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