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Lagoon Operation & Maintenance

  • 19 Nov 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie - 2401 Sask. Ave. W.


  • Only Prov. of MB staff are GST exempt
  • Only Province of MB staff are GST Exempt.

Lagoon Operation & Maintenance

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019  -  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Ambassador E - Canad Inns – Portage la Prairie
2401 Saskatchewan Avenue West

Rob Boswick –Environmental Engineer, Sustainable Development
Yvonne Hawryliuk - Provincial Manager, Central/Eastern Regions-Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Branch, Sustainable Development
Merle Kroeker – Nexom
Mike Heppner – City of Steinbach Waterworks

Rob Boswick
9:00- 10:30
• Lagoon Theory and Design – treatment processes, loadings, site assessment, general features;
• Liners – soil, synthetic, combos;
• Construction and Inspection – methods, equipment, liner sampling and lab analysis;
• Sludge – impacts, management and disposal options;
• Federal Activities – Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation and Biosolids Interests.
• Environment Act Proposal Review – public and Technical Advisory Committee involvement, Licence development;
• Operation and Maintenance – typical license requirements, new limits, problems, nutrients.
Also includes PHOTOS of REAL EXAMPLES of lagoon features, operation, failures, improvements, sludge removal, aeration (brief).

Yvonne Hawryliuk
Topics for discussion:

• Legislation
• Environment Act Licences
• Operation and Maintenance
• Sampling
• Emergency Discharges

12:00 – 1:00 pm      Lunch

Merle Kroeker
• Brief overview of lagoon types (facultative/aerated)

• Odor control
• Evolving regulations and subsequent impact on lagoon performance
o Toxicity limits
o Phosphorus limits
o Total Nitrogen limits
o Disinfection
• Lagoon technology, design and operational changes relating to changing regulations

Mike Heppner

• Daily Inflow / metered or not
• BOD loading rate calculations
• Perimeter Dike security and inspections
• Cell separation chambers / locks
• Cell level measurements
• Rip-Rap
• Monitoring wells

The Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association will not assume any responsibility for injury, loss of life or lost or stolen articles at any MWWA function by delegates, exhibitors and/or speakers.No refunds or cancellations after November 12th, 2019.  Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA office by Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.

Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued. 

Substitutions will be permitted.

Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.6 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

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·    In the event that a workshop is cancelled due to weather, it will be re-scheduled at a later date. 

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