Septage treatment lagoons constructed of earthen materials are used for septic tank pumpings (septage) in the less densely populated areas of Connecticut. where municipal water pollution control facilities are not readily available. These lagoons are a simple and inexpensive method for the handling of pumpings received from on-site sewage disposal systems. To assess the effects of such lagoons on ground water quality, a research study funded in part by the University of Connecticut Institute of Water Resources was initiated in May of 1981 at a lagoon installation located in Coventry, Connecticut. This is a report on the status of the ground water monitoring results at this facility after one year of operation. During this time period, water table evaluations were monitored and the movement and change in chloride, nitrate-nitrogen, and ammonium-nitrogen concentrations were observed.
Morton, Bruce; Kolega, John J.; and Luce, Harvey D., "Ground Water Monitoring at a Septage Lagoon Facility in Connecticut" (1984). Faculty Publications. Paper 2.