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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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 MG 1.5 MG 1.5 MG
Aeration Fine Bubble None None
Number of Units 212 212 212

Facility has (2) 15 horsepower motors driving Roots blowers. Aeration system manufacturer is Sanitaire. Effluent is disinfected using granular bleach.


System Information

Design Flow 0.283 MGD
Actual Flow 0.090 MGD
Discharge To Aroostook River
Year Built 1990 - Upgrade 2004
Design Engineers E.C. Jordan - Upgrade Olver Associates
Septage Received No
Collector System 8 miles of gravity sewer, 40 manholes,  4 lift stations
Staff Size 1 Full Time
Number of Users 800 - 1000
Billing Software Trio
Comments Collection System has high I & I and problems with hydrogen sulfide. Facility utilizes a Lakeside de-gritting unit.


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