In many communities, storage ponds and wastewater lagoons are strategically positioned, maintained due to their importance for the local municipal water system. These are vital systems, but they don’t maintain themselves. Over time, these storage ponds and lagoons can become full of sludge and murk. As this sludge accumulates, it can lead to real problems—including some basic sanitary issues. That’s what makes it invaluable to know of good, local pond and lagoon cleaning services— services offered by P&H Senesac.
Our lagoon cleaning and dredging services are powered by the latest technology and backed by a decades-long track record of customer service excellence. Simply put, there is no pond or lagoon we cannot clean. To learn more about our sludge wastewater treatment services, please contact P&H Senesac at your next convenience.
Lagooning: A Wastewater Treatment System
It’s not commonly understood why lagoons exist in the first place. Lagooning is an important natural water treatment technique, one that makes use of ponds and basins where wastewater builds up. Here, a series of biological processes take place to clean and sanitize the water and ensure a consistent flow. In short, it’s a highly efficient form of wastewater purification. With that said, lagoon wastewater treatment systems need routine cleaning (a process called dredging) to ensure it’s working properly.
When Should Lagoons Be Cleaned?
There are a couple of telltale signs that your lagoon wastewater treatment system is due for dredging. The first is that it’s overflowing—a dead giveaway that its natural stabilization has been thrown off, likely by a surplus of sludge and debris. The other common sign that you need a lagoon cleaning service is that there is heavy algae and/or cattail growth—again, pointing to a disruption to the natural purification process.
These problems are not insurmountable, but they won’t go away by themselves. You need a dredging service with both technical know-how and the proper cleaning equipment to get your lagoon or storage pond back to regular, working order.
Types of Lagoons
Not all lagoons are created equal; there are a few different types of lagoons including: evaporative, aerobic, facultative, and aerated lagoons.
- Evaporative lagoons use the wind and sun to ensure that wastewater naturally evaporates into the air.
- Aerobic lagoons are typically deep, earthen basins, where layers of sediment soak up some of the wastewater over time.
- Facultative lagoons typically include a series of ponds, and they break down sludge and waste through a series of steps.
- Aerated lagoons are simple ponds that use artificial aeration to promote the biological oxidation of wastewater.
Lagoon Cleaning Services by P&H Senesac
For decades, P&H Senesac has been a leading lagoon sludge removal contactor in target locations throughout the region—and there is no lagoon we cannot clean! Our expertise encompasses:
- Municipal lagoons
- Industrial lagoons
- Lime sludge lagoons
- Sedimentation ponds
- Manure pits
- Fine coal ponds and more.
We are proud to offer a wide spectrum of services to our clients—among them:
- Water pumping
- Pump and dredge removal
- Excavation of dewatered materials
- And more.
Our recommendation: Instead of waiting for signs that the system should be cleaned, practice regular cleaning of lagoons to prevent any dysfunction.
The P&H Senesac team is pleased to provide solutions for the removal of accumulated solids and sludge from storage ponds and lagoons. Regardless of the size or condition of your lagoon, we have the technology and expertise to fully clean and dredge it, offering seamless waste removal services. Contact us today to learn more about our environmental services!We are eager to consult with your organization to devise the most cost-effective dewatering process possible. Learn more by contacting the P&H Senesac team at your next convenience.