Constructed Wetlands

Constructed wetlands are designed to filter and treat agricultural runoff. They are engineered systems that use the natural functions of vegetation, soil, and micro-organisms to improve water quality and provide a more consistent water flow in streams and other watercourses.

•    Filters out suspended solids, organic matter, excess nutrients, pathogens, and heavy metals 
•    Can limit flooding by storing runoff and acting like a reservoir
•    maintains watercourse base flows and water table
•    Can reduces erosion
•    Inexpensive to build and maintain
•    Promotes biodiversity

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