How to Improve the Performance of Failing Lagoons

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What do catfish, oranges, ABS pipe, trash pumps, and alfalfa have in common? All are unorthodox tools that can be used to improve the performance of ailing lagoon wastewater plants!

• Inexpensive, low-tech ways to immediately improve treatment
• How to strategically place aeration to combat sludge buildup
• Case studies on lagoon rehabilitation technologies with the goal of lowering maintenance, reducing energy inputs, and maximizing treatment

This hour-long webinar, hosted by Tom Daugherty, a Triplepoint lagoon specialist and certified wastewater operator, shares ways to improve the performance of failing lagoons. Everything from low-cost, low-tech tips and tricks to total rehab, with case studies.

00:00 Intro
01:39 Triplepoint Intro
02:13 Agenda
02:38 Problems
28:01 Importance of Aeration Bubble Size
28:53 Solutions
29:46 Case studies
50:17 Q&A

Preapproved for 1 continuing education hour in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming. Likely accepted in states that do not preapprove CEUs, such as Alabama and South Carolina. Eligible for PDH credit in all states.

About the instructor

Tom Daugherty is a wastewater industry veteran with thirty years of administrative and managerial experience, including as president of BlueWater Technologies and as National Sales Manager for s::can. He is a licensed wastewater operator in the state of Washington and holds an MBA in sustainability. Tom’s extensive hands-on experience working with lagoon systems has given him a deep understanding of lagoon operational issues and their solutions.