Wetland Restoration

In the early 1990’s with the introduction of Phase I of the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program, municipalities began programs to limit stormwater pollution. As stormwater runoff flows through the wetland, pollutant removal is achieved by settling and biological uptake within the practice. Wetlands are among the most effective stormwater practices in terms of pollutant removal, and also offer aesthetic value.