Performance Study of the Lagoon at Inuvik, N.W.T.

by A. Magditsch, Univ of Toronto, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Toronto, Ont, Canada,
G. W. Heinke, Univ of Toronto, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Toronto, Ont, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: Since 1957, Inuvik's sewage has been discharged into a lagoon situated northwest of the townsite. In 1982 the lagoon was upgraded to a two-stage system. Two primary cells were constructed and modifications were made to the influent and effluent structure. The existing berms were upgraded and drainage was improved to substantially decrease surface runoff from entering the lagoon. Fencing was added for controlled access. The main objectives of these improvements were to increase performance, to eliminate the aesthetic nuisance and public health risk and to increase the capacity of the lagoon to provide for further expansion of the town. The present study was initiated to determine to what extent the recent lagoon improvements have changed the treatment efficiency. Refs.

Subject Headings: Lagoons | Sewage | Health hazards | Influents | Effluents | Berms | Drainage | North America | Canada | Northwest Territories

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