Constructed Wetland Manuals
Sales of our wetland
manuals are still strong. The four manuals are Volume I - Single
Family Systems, Volume II - On-Site Collection Systems, Volume III
Municipal Systems and Volume IV - Plant Identification Guide. We
have sold to over 30 states and Australia, Hong Kong, India and
New Zealand. For ordering information contact the RC&D office.
This booklet presents the basic
principles of sound design as well as the keys to successful construction.
There are also tips for plant selection and typical seasonal management
that keep a micro-wetlands working and looking great. To obtain
a copy of this brochure at no cost, contact the RC&D office.
for On-Site Septic Treatment
This booklet is a guide to selecting
aquatic plants for low-maintenance constructed wetlands. Also included
is how to install plants and system maintenance. To view the entire
brochure go to the link to the left "Wetland Brochure".
To obtain a hard copy at no cost, contact the RC&D office.
Constructed Wetlands Today Conference
The Pineywoods RC&D and Southeast Texas
RC&D hosted a 2-day conference on May 14 and 15, 2008 in Beaumont
on the current status of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment.
In east and southeast Texas, constructed wetlands have been utilized
by many towns, utility districts, and school districts for wastewater
treatment. There are many advantages to using this technology including
low energy cost, and minimal maintenance. This technology has been
actively implemented for the past 10 to 15 years in our area and
the conference was held to address changes in the design and operation
for these systems that has evolved. The conference featured leading
authorities on systems design and operation. The 75 conference participants
learned about the current information available on system designs,
wetland bio-chemistry, wetland vegetation, operation of systems,
and also current and new regulations concerning wetlands. Also included
in the conference were tours of operational systems including the
system for the City of Beaumont, City of Winnie, and the system
being used for the High Island Independent School District. The
Conference would not have been such a success without the hard work,
extensive planning, and support from the conference partners, sponsors
and steering committee.
Dr. Robert Gearheart, Professor of Enviornmental
Resources Engineering of Humboldt State University discusses
the application and design of wetlands for managing water
Allen Sims, P.E. vice president with Carroll
& Blackman, Inc. leads the tour at High Island ISD constructed
wetland from the Bird Observation Deck, adjacent to the
wetland. The system was built in 2000 and is located on
property donated by the Audubon Society and serves as part
of a multi use birding facility.