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Constructed Wastewater Treatment Wetland in Seadrift, Texas

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Constructed Wastewater Treatment Wetland in Seadrift, Texas

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Area: 5888268 km2
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Countries: United States of America
Basins: Gulf of Mexico (450) (Rio Grande)
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Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
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Nature-Based Solutions
Progress to Date: 100 Percent of days water quality compliant
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Other
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 01, 1996  »  Ongoing
Project Website: corporate.dow.com/-/media/dow/corporate/dow-corporate/pdf/le...
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 72%

Project Overview

The Dow Seadrift site treats around 5 million gallons of industrial wastewater every day. In 1996, this project converted 110 acres of existing water treatment pond into constructed wetlands to treat suspended solids, primarily algae. The project cost about $1.4 million, much less than the estimated next lowest cost solution at $40 million. The wetlands have successfully resulted in compliant water quality for over 20 years.

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The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, was an American multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, and the predecessor of the merged company DowDuPont. Learn More

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Michael Matosich
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