10224 - 10th Street
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T4

Lagoon Sewage Systems

March 3rd 2021

Lagoon Sewage Systems,

Sharing my love of rural life in the Peace Country is second nature to me. For over 15 years I have been selling rural homes and properties as a Re/Max agent through Nyla LePine Personal Real Estate Corporation. My lifetime connection to the Peace Country is an invaluable asset used to assist my clients with all of their real estate needs. I don’t just show and sell properties, I also answer questions and help educate my clients on some of the key differences between rural and urban living. One of these differences that people aren’t often accustomed to is dealing with lagoon sewage systems. 

What is a sewage lagoon? 

A sewage lagoon is a basin that wastewater flows into for storage and treatment. It can also be known as an effluent pond. 


In our area, there are very few septic fields because of the soil’s clay base. For this reason, sewage lagoons are often used on rural properties as the solution to manage residential wastewater. They are designed to suit their location and how much use they will have to manage. All lagoons should be fenced for safety. When necessary, they are lined to prevent contamination of groundwater. All new installation of lagoons after 2005 have been monitored strictly by Northern Health Regulations. For more information, visit Peace River Regional District (PRRD).

A lot of the treatment that occurs in a sewage lagoon happens naturally. Sun, wind and other environmental factors encourage bacterial growth that helps break down waste. Sun also spurs the growth of algae, which assists the bacteria. Aeration systems can be used to speed up the process of breaking down the waste. For further details on this type of water treatment system, I find this article on groundstone.ca to be quite informative. 


If you are interested in purchasing a property that utilizes a sewage lagoon and wants to learn more about these types of systems, feel free to reach out and I can answer any question you have or point you in the direction of someone who can help. Choosing to live a rural life is a great one, but not one that should be jumped into without knowing exactly what you’re getting into. That’s why helping to ease your transition so you can settle into your new home seamlessly is a top priority of mine. And with a background in banking and insurance, I offer over 30 years in the service industry and have been bringing buyers and sellers together since 2005.

While you’re here, check out some of my latest listings in the area. Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to make a move. I’m experienced and passionate about real estate and helping families find the perfect place to call home. 

Below you will find a couple of other helpful links on your search for answers concerning sewage lagoons and the up-to-date regulations that guide how they are built. 

Sewerage System Regulation

Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual