Facultative lagoon

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Wastewater treatment lagoon which contains a high level of oxygen during the day but a low level at night (UNEP 2000). See lagoon.

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Algae in the lagoon produce the oxygen during sunlight hours by photosynthesis, and taking carbon dioxide produced by the respiration of bacteria consuming the organic waste (UNEP 2000).


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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