Tag: constructed wetlands

A constructed wetland (CW) is an artificial wetland created for the purpose of treating anthropogenic discharge such as municipal or industrial wastewater, stormwater runoff. It may also be created for land reclamation after mining, refineries, or other ecological disturbances such as required mitigation for natural areas lost to a development.

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies: Cloudcroft, NM, is a 110-year old mountain resort community in the southeast corner of New Mexico. Planning for direct potable reuse began immediately, says Powell, and initial construction began in 2005, but issues with contracting stalled the project by 2007. Now back on track, construction bids

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

Constructed Wetlands for Erosion Control and Stormwater Mitigation

Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes. Wetlands are home to more than one-third of the United States’ threatened and endangered species, according to EPA.

Constructed Wetlands

Constructed Wetlands

Many people think of wetlands as smelly, mosquito-ridden nuisances, but healthy wetlands provide habitat for birds, fish, amphibians, bats, and other insects that live on mosquitoes.

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

Gone are the days when surveyors were forced to jam stakes into the dirt to grade landfills. Today, engineers have the option of using GPS or machine control to finish landfill construction projects in much less time than years past.

“Landfill construction has very tight tolerances. It has the same benefit

Bearing Down on Stormwater

Bearing Down on Stormwater

Increasingly, zoos in America are using green infrastructure to manage their stormwater, and they’re doing so in a variety of creative and innovative ways. This practice shouldn’t be surprising, given the mission of zoos and their natural interest in safeguarding the environment.

Water Reuse—Finding the Holy Grail

Water Reuse—Finding the Holy Grail

Interest in water reuse has picked up momentum in the past several years, especially in the areas where drought has become a long-lasting issue (think California and Texas) or where environmental regulations are forcing changes (think Florida).

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