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Overland Flow of Oxidation Pond Effluent at Davis, California
Author: David L. Tucker, E.D Schroeder, D.B. Pelz, Richard J. Stenquist
Date: 1/177
Prepared for the EPA Technology Transfer Program, January 1977

Oxidation ponds are one of the most commonly employed secondary wastewater treatment systems in the United States for systems with average dry weather flows of approximately 0.2 cu m/sec (5 mgd) and less. Oxidation pond systems are generally easy and inexpensive to operate and maintain but require larger land areas than conventional systems. Thus, they are cost-effective for smaller communities where land is usually less costly than in urban areas.