Treatment Wetlands

The term treatment wetlands refers to a constructed system of water bodies used to clean or filter pollutants from water. Typically the system is used to cleanse stormwater runoff or effluent.

Dominguez Gap Wetlands

Types of Treatment Wetlands:

Naturally Occuring and

Constructed –

  • Surface Flow – In surface flow wetlands water typically moves horizontally across the medium.
  • Subsurface Flow – In subsurface flow wetlands water moves down through a porous substrate.

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