Lagoons have been an accepted method of wastewater treatment for many years. Used for small municipal, agricultural, and industrial purposes, lagoons have provided a low-technology method for meeting clean water standards while keeping costs down. However, after lagoons are in use for an extended time period, they are often plagued with problems, including odors, sludge buildup, and poor effluent quality. Reliant Water Technologies understands how lagoons function and how to resolve the inherent problems. Water Online spoke with Jim Dartez of Reliant Water Technologies to learn more about how wastewater lagoons work and how to ensure they stay in compliance with water regulations.