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Wastewater and Stormwater Applications of Wetlands in Canada



Pries, J.H. 1994. Wastewater and Stormwater Applications of Wetlands in Canada. North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada). Sustaining Wetlands Issues Paper, No 1994-1. Ottawa, ON. 66 p. This report reviews the use, viability and cost-effectiveness of treatment wetlands in Canada. It summarizes their status in Canada including a description of the types of constructed wetlands, their applications, performance, costs and their national distribution. Applications reviewed include:

  • municipal and industrial wastewater
  • farm feedlot runoff
  • agricultural stormwater runoff
  • airports - glycol/fire training stormwater
  • parks
  • First Nation lands
  • northern communities
  • municipal stormwater
  • pulp and paper
  • sludge drying/biosolids management
  • acid mine drainage
This report also provides guidelines for a feasibility assessment and for the construction of wetland treatment systems as well as an extensive bibliography on all aspects of wastewater treatment wetland systems.

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Nunavut

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