WaterSolve’s innovative approach to lagoon management & sludge surveying provides the information you need to determine, maintain, or improve the health of your lagoon system and develop an accurate budget and plan for a sludge removal project.

Our precise remote controlled sonar boat technology will capture and map out a highly detailed collection of sludge-depth data points to demonstrate the total volume of sludge throughout your lagoon system.

WaterSolve will help you determine if your lagoons are functioning as designed, and if not, will recommend options to get them running at full capacity. If dredging is the only option, we can assist you with every aspect of that undertaking.

Are you getting peak performance from your lagoons?

"Our cost-conscious lagoon surveys, along with volatile solids testing, provide an informative snapshot of your lagoon’s health with data that will allow for sound decision-making and a strategy to combat odor challenges and manage volatile solids.”

— Mike Broering, WaterSolve’s Lagoon Specialist & Field Sales

Lagoon Survey Services

WaterSolve LLC provides engineering and consulting services for your lagoon challenges.

  • Geotextile tube dewatering solutions, polymer feed systems for flocculation, and sludge removal
  • Aeration solutions employing micro-bubble oxygenation
  • Expertise and options to increase your lagoon system functionality


Remote Controlled Boat

Remote controlled boat takes a sonar depth point to the top of the sludge every second as the boat navigates the surface area of the lagoon or pond. All depth points are tagged to GPS satellite location.

Sludge Core Extraction

Sludge cores are extracted from strategic locations in each lagoon and allows for a physical validation of the sludge depth. Sludge samples are sent to a lab for testing and evaluation.

Generated Report

A report is generated showing the path of the sonar boat demonstrating the area measured and a 3-D color mapping illustrating the depth of the existing sludge in each lagoon or pond.

Final Sludge Survey Report

Our sludge surveys provide you with a full lab report and the following:

  • Dry tons of sludge
  • Volumetric quantity of sludge
  • Composition of sludge to inform disposal options
  • Sludge distribution maps for targeted efficient dredging
  • 3D pdf sludge map for use in presentations to council

View a sample Lagoon Survey Report here.