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


Lagoons No.1 No. 2 No. 3
Volume 3.3 MG 3.3 MG 3.3 MG
Aeration Fine Bubble Fine Bubble None
Lagoon Dimensions 312' x 125' x 8' 312' x 125' x 8' 312' x 125' x 8'
Lagoon Acreage 2.7 2.7 2.7


Total lagoon acreage is 8.1 or 352,836 square feet. Facility has (2) 10 horsepower driven positive displacement blowers.Aeration manufacturer is A.B. Marktech and aeration (tubing system) is Lasaire.


Photo of Blower / Lab Building to right.






One of the lagoons at Sunday River with patches of duckweed floating in it.




A Worthington Comminutor 
resides along side a bar rack channel.


System Information

Design Flow 0.300 MGD
Actual Flow 0.125 MGD
Discharge To Androscoggin River
Year Built 1988
Design Engineers DuBois & King
Septage Received Yes, for local service area
Collector System 6 miles of gravity sewer, 60 manholes, 18 pump stations
Staff Size 2 Full Time
Number of Users 4,982 people (winter peak)
Comments Outfall to river is 3.5 miles. Grit is removed manually by hand. Facility investigating possibility of fish (bullhead) introduction for sludge treatment.


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