Lagoon

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Lagoons or ponds are natural or engineered excavations in the ground and used to treat wastewater and stormwater (UNEP 2000).

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Interpretations and Explanations

Settling of solids and degradation of organic materials by micro-organisms take place in the lagoons. They are therefore also called stabilisation lagoons or waste stabilisation lagoons (UNEP 2000).

References

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


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)


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