Algaewheel® has a decade of experience supplying communities with water treatment solutions.

OneWater has worked with private communities and municipal clients to deliver sustainable wastewater treatment solutions to meet a variety of community needs.

Our decentralised solutions for communities include:

  • New treatment facilities with flows of between 20,000 gpd to 750,000 gpd (100m³ to 3,000m³)
  • The retrofit / upgrade of existing facilities
  • Septic-to-Sewer conversions
  • The remediation of lagoons of any size

Algaewheel® can meet stringent effluent standards as required, and help address your needs and concerns.

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Higher Strength Waste Applications

OneWater has delivered a wide range of facilities to the commercial /high-strength treatment markets. Treatment of high-strength waste streams from non-residential sources are characterized by highly variable flows and loads as well as seasonality. These include:

  • Truck Stops
  • Recreation areas such as Parks and Marinas
  • Schools & University Campuses
  • Campgrounds
  • RV Parks
  • Business Parks
  • Sports Clubs and Grounds

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Facultative Lagoons

Facultative lagoons have been used to treat wastewater for some 100 years and provide an example of a highly stressed natural aquatic ecosystems. Lagoons consist of a shallow earthen basin that are not mechanically mixed or aerated and exist where land availability and cost are not a limiting factor.

The layer of water near the surface contains dissolved oxygen due to atmospheric reaeration and algal respiration, a condition that supports aerobic and facultative organisms. Settleable solids introduced by the wastewater settle to the bottom to form a sludge layer that decomposes anaerobically. 

The term facultative describes the aerobic-anaerobic nature of the lagoon – an anaerobic bottom region covered by an aerobic top layer. The dominant organisms in the system are algae and bacteria which function in a mutually beneficial relationship.

While lagoons are a cost-effective solution for many smaller communities, lagoon systems have both social and operational challenges and are coming under scrutiny by regulators wishing to increase treatment quality.

Key challenges facing lagoon operators:

  • Large Land use
  • Variable treatment of ammonia – especially in cold climates
  • Can’t discharge during winter months
  • Require periodic removal of biomass
  • Strong Odours
  • Insect Control
  • Regulators seeking higher treatment standards and reduction of GHG emissions

Algaewheel Solutions:

Given these demanding challenges, OneWater has developed a range of innovative solutions for lagoon markets in hot and cold climates.

Algaewheel can be used to pre-treat or polish waste streams or even use our unique floating systems directly in the lagoon to save land and civil infrastructure (or a combination of each). Algaewheel provides a very cost-effective solution to meet all operational and regulatory needs in all climates.


Retrofits using Algaewheel can be an attractive financial option for existing facility operators, and offer a more rapid solution. It is not always the case that it is necessary to build entirely new facilities.

Algaewheel can be cost-effectively be used to extend the capacity of the plant and/or to meet tightening environmental standards while extending the plant’s life. Algaewheels’ can be placed directly into existing aeration tanks or used to pre-treat influent or side-stream flows can be treated and recycled or blended into effluent streams.

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Water has been recycled and reused through the earth’s own natural water cycle for millions of years. Water treated through the Algaewheel treatment system can be used to provide safe, reliable and economic re-use water to a wide range of applications including Urban, Agricultural, and Industry

With increasing water stress and global warming form GHG’s, markets globally are focusing on water reuse as a safe and effective way of reducing potable water use while reducing carbon emissions at the same time as decreasing water stress.

Main goals of water reuse are:

  • Decreases potable water use
  • Reduces treated water discharge to polluted water bodies
  • Supplements existing water supplies and reduces water stress
  • Saves energy typically required to treat and distribute potable supplies
  • Recharges ground water aquifers
 80% of the diseases in developing countries are due to contaminated water. By 2025, one-third of developing countries will suffer from severe water shortage



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