About Stormwater Wetlands

Stormwater wetlands or contructed wetlands are one tool for filtering and treating pollutants from stormwater runoff. They are similar to retention basins or wet ponds with the incorporation of vegetation to assist the process of treating the water. Stormwater wetlands mimic the functions of natural wetlands, which are sometimes referred to as "nature's kidneys." These constructs provide habitat for wildlife and can enhance the landscape and be assets to the community.

For more information:

EPA - Constructed Wetlands
www.epa.gov/wetlands/constructed-wetlands

North Carolina State Univ. - Biological and Agricultural Engineering:

Stormwater Engineering Group
stormwater.bae.ncsu.edu/research-projects/constructed-stormwater-wetlands

"Constructed stormwater wetlands offer more ecosystem services than any other green infrastructure stormwater practice."

Stormwater Wetland Contruction Guidance
https://www.bae.ncsu.edu/extension/ext-publications/water/protecting/ag-588-13-stormwater-wetland-construction-guideance.pdf

 

 

 

 

Stormwater word cloud

Big Creek Connects - Stormwater: Internet Information Resources
bigcreekconnects.org/stormwater