When designing a new water treatment / distribution or wastewater treatment / collection system it is important to understand the certification level the operator will need to have to operate the system. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has but together a few worksheets to help engineers determine the classification level of the system they are designing. It is recommended to reach out to ADEC to review the filled out worksheets and confirm the official system classification.

When planning for the future closure of a Sewage Lagoon it is important to review the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s (ADEC) requirements. The ADEC requires closure plans be submitted for approval at least 60 days prior to the intended closure of a lagoon. The closure plan must be approved by the solid waste program prior to the actual closure of the lagoon.

Click the below button to see the complete list of the ADEC Sewage Lagoon Closure Plan Requirements on the state website.

In 2009 the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) released “Lagoon Construction Guidelines”. These guidelines were developed to provide an avenue for consistency Lagoon Construction & design reviews. The ADEC realizes that these construction guidelines may not work in every situation so “if a plan uses alternative methods to determine the basis of design for a lagoon, a thorough explanation of the supporting data will be required”