Arcadia has some of the largest aerated lagoons in Wisconsin, including significant industrial contribution. Sludge accumulation occurs at a rapid rate and removal/disposal costs were significant. In addition, finding nearby land disposal sites would become a challenge in the future. A collection system was designed to capture the settled solids and pump it to a reed bed dewatering process. The reed beds allow for infiltration and evapotranspiration of water, thereby reducing the frequency and volume of sludge to be disposed.