A new process to enhance water treatment and minimize energy consumption is gaining traction in Water Resource Recovery. The concept is to minimize the need for mechanical aeration for treatment processes and make use of nutrients in wastewaters rather than just removing and disposing of them. Lagoon operators have long known that algae, when properly managed, can provide dissolved oxygen to lagoon ponds without detrimental impact to the treatment process. New advances in algal treatment technology pass the benefits of algal treatment from lagoons to other treatment plants.