THE DESIGN OF VEGETATIVE CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF HIGHWAY RUNOFF

The Environment Agency for England and Wales is responsible for assessing the effects of highway runoff and for monitoring the treatment systems/procedures that have been introduced for the reduction of deleterious effects. The Environment and Highways Agencies plan to work in partnership to improve surface water management through best practices and plans. Among the treatment options being considered are constructed wetlands. Guidelines have been drafted to provide information on their design. This paper describes procedures for carrying out an Environmental Sensitivity Analysis to determine whether treatment by a constructed wetland is appropriate. Data on water quality and quantity and legislative concerns must be considered. Factors that will determine appropriate wetland design criteria, the types of structures recommended for inclusion in the overall design, and operation and maintenance procedures and monitoring requirements for a functioning wetland are described.

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Publication Date: 1999-9

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  • Accession Number: 00798755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2000 12:00AM