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From Cattle to Cattails – Transforming Seagoville Ranch into NTMWD’s East Fork Constructed Wetland

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1008333.(doi:10.13031/2013.29611)
Authors:   Timothy John Noack
Keywords:   Constructed wetlands, treatment wetlands, water reuse, design, construction

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) recently completed construction and began initial operations of the East Fork Raw Water Supply Project (EFRWSP). At the heart of the project is an 810 hectare (2,000 acre) constructed wetland, the key component in one of the largest indirect potable reuse projects in the country. The NTMWD uses this wetland to improve the quality of wastewater treatment plant effluent return flows diverted from the East Fork Trinity River prior to pumping to its primary water supply reservoir. Water produced by this project nearly doubles the yield of the reservoir.

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