What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?

Stormwater treatment wetlands (a.k.a. constructed wetlands) are structural practices  that incorporate wetland plants in a shallow pool. As stormwater runoff flows through the wetland, pollutants settle and are broken down by biological process in the plants and soil. Wetlands are among the most effective stormwater practices in terms of pollutant removal, and also offer aesthetic value. Stormwater wetlands are fundamentally different from natural wetland systems. Stormwater wetlands are designed specifically for the purpose of treating stormwater runoff, and typically have less biodiversity than natural wetlands both in terms of plant and animal life.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater affect pollution?
3. How does stormwater increase flooding?
4. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?
5. What is a Media Filter?
6. What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?
7. How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
8. How are stormwater funds used?
9. How do I pay my utility bill?
10. What is being done to manage Stormwater?
11. How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?