Your Wastewater Lagoon: The Ins & Outs of Design and Operation


1.2 CEUs


2021 Training Update
Due to current provincial regulations and continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, AWWOA has cancelled the March 2021 training offerings of this course. All registrants affected will be contacted for registration/refund options. We look forward to re-scheduling this course as apart of our 2021-2022 training calendar.

Course Information
This two-day course covers the complex aspects of designing and maintaining a healthy wastewater lagoon. It will dive into the design, operation, maintenance and regulatory requirements around effective lagoon operations. The course format also includes interactive activities and use of design calculations.

Delivery Formats

There are no available options for this course at this time - please contact .


Course Overview:
-Introductions & Context Setting
-History & Overview of Lagoons
-Characteristics of Municipal Wastewater
-Lagoon Microbiology
-Lagoon Processes
-Seasonal and Daily Factors that affect Lagoon Activity
-Useful/Design Calculations
-Regulatory Requirements (Federal and Provincial related to effluent quality)
-Lagoon Enhancement for Cold Climate Treatability
-Residuals Management
-Effluent Re-Use (and emerging technologies)
-Operation and Maintenance of Lagoons

No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide all material on-site.


$460.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$560.00 Non-Members

$345.00 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.