Massive Man-made Wetlands System Treats Wastewater

A unique water reuse project uses sedges, rushes and other plants to filter effluent-dominated water.
Massive Man-made Wetlands System Treats Wastewater
The George W. Shannon Wetlands Water Reuse Project was the first of its kind in the United States. Photo courtesy of Tarrant Regional Water District.

At first glance, the George Shannon wetlands system resembles most other low-lying marshes where water birds roost in old oaks and pelicans wade across shallow ponds. However, the 2,000-acre wetland system in Fairfield, Texas, has a secondary purpose: It slowly converts...

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