Guiding Principles for Constructed Treatment Wetlands: Providing Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat

Interagency Workgroup on Constructed Wetlands

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The Workgroup decided to focus upon and encourage those projects that not only provide water treatment, but also strive to provide water reuse, wildlife habitat, and public use benefits. While this document focuses on municipal wastewater treatment wetlands, many of the principles can be used to help guide other treatment wetland projects, such as those treating acid mine drainage, agricultural and storm water runoff, livestock and poultry operations, and industrial wastewater. Information from specific case study projects, and scientific literature was used to develop these principles, along with technical information provided by constructed wetlands experts and dialogue during the Workgroup meetings

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Technical Document

Interagency Workgroup on Constructed Wetlands