Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Contaminant Type

Potential Contaminant Source Category Potential Contaminant Source

Protection Activity Category Protection Activity

Wastewater Lagoon

Potential Contaminant Source

A wastewater lagoon is a man-made impoundment for the purpose of storing or treating wastewater. Lagoons should meet design standards and seepage rate standards compliant with IDAPA 58.01.16, “Wastewater Rules.” Note that mines and confined animal feeding operations are exempt from these rules. If lagoons are leaking, they may degrade waters of the state. Those leaking above allowable rates have rule requirements that may include fixing the lagoon or determining the impact of the leaking lagoon on the environment.

Possible Protection Activities:

Potential Contaminants:
  • IOC, Microbe

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Related Sources:


  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Agricultural/Rural
  • Residential/Municipal