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Manmade Wetlands Turns Wastewater Into Tap Water

Matt Ball on August 5, 2014 - in Drinking water, Wastewater, Water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply.

The 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield converts what is mainly treated wastewater that would otherwise flow into the Gulf of Mexico into an additional 65,000 gallons per day feeding the Richland-Chambers Reservoir — a significant contribution in a state enduring prolonged drought.

Read more in New Observer

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/03/4047818/man-made-wetlands-turn-wastewater.html#storylink=cpy
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