BETSY DAMEN
ARTIST / LANDSCAPER

 

Constructed Wetlands

The constructed wetlands, a system of six deep plant ponds and twelve shallow plant beds, is the core of the entire purifying system. A number of processes work together to make the water suitable for plants to thrive and allow them to absorb pollutants and transform pollutants into nutrients. The plant ponds and beds offer a model where the mutual interactions of plant and animal life and microbes can b observed and the quality of water at different sites at certain times can be monitored.