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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Lagoon Specifications

aerated lagoons

Lagoon No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
Volume 14.7MG 14.7 MG 14.7 MG
Lagoon Dimensions Top Width 629' x 328' x 13'* 629' x 328' x 13'* 629' x 328' x 13'*
Lagoon Dimensions Bottom Width 551' x 250' 551' x 250' 551' x 250'
Operating Depth 9.5' 9.5' 9.5'
Pond Surface Area @ 10' of Depth 4.35 acres 4.35 acres 4.35 acres
Number of Aerators 94 94 94
Aeration Coarse Bubble Coarse Bubble Coarse Bubble



System Information

aerated lagoons

Design Flow 2.3 MGD
Actual Flow 1.0 MGD
Discharge To Penobscot River
Year Built 1979
Design Engineers Camp, Dresser, & McKee
Septage Received Yes
Collector System 27 miles gravity sewer, 900 manholes, 4 pump stations, 3 intercepting sewers
Staff Size 3 Full Time
Number of Users 2,200 services
Billing Software Northern Data Systems
Comments Sludge treatment performed on sand drying beds and then land applied.


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