Treatment Wetlands: Facilitating the Beneficial Use of Reuse (Webcast)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific
Treatment wetlands have a long history in the U.S. for polishing and disposal of effluent. Now they also function as an engineered barrier for indirect potable reuse projects. This webcast will present an overview of the capabilities of treatment wetlands to support the water resource goals in a watershed.
The presentation will highlight the Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is a beneficial reuse project recently constructed in Gainesville, Florida. This project polishes co-mingled reclaimed water and urban stormwater. Sweetwater Wetland Park fulfills multiple community needs including Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Waste Load Allocation (WLA) compliance, recharge of the potable water supply aquifer, and providing the public access to exceptional wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities.
- Rick Hutton, P.E., Supervising Engineer, Gainesville Regional Utilities
- Chris Keller, P.E., President, Wetland Solutions, Inc.