Why Constructed Wetlands?

Constructed wetlands that are used to process nursery runoff serve as a cost effective "green" solution to a multitude of issues surrounding responsible water use practices.

These issues include:

  • Opportunities to enhance consumer image
  • The need to adhere to water quality guidelines and standards
  • Removal of fertilizer and pesticide residues
  • Potentially, the removal of plant pathogens to reduce the need for water treatment prior to reuse.

An added bonus of constructed wetland implementation is that these biological treatment facilities provide valuable habitats for many native plant, animal, and insect species.

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