Description: Becky Tharp of Lake Champlain Sea Grant described an ongoing study examining the pollution removal efficiency of floating treatment wetland (FTW) systems in stormwater ponds.
With funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Becky and collaborators have studied a stormwater pond on residential land in South Burlington, Vermont, over two growth seasons (pre- and post-FTW installation). They have analyzed for changes in nutrient removal and total suspended solids removal, and monitored pond temperature, pH, and pathogenic bacteria populations.
During the webinar, Becky described the design and installation of the FTW units and presented some preliminary results.
Speaker Contact Info:
Rebecca (Becky) Tharp
Green Infrastructure Collaborative
VT Department of Environmental Conservation
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program
University of Vermont