Stormwater Wetlands: Structural practices similar to wet ponds that incorporate wetland plants in a shallow pool. As stormwater runoff flows through the wetland, pollutant removal is achieved by settling and biological uptake within the practice. You can build a small wetland in your yard if the spot you pick in the landscape takes longer than 3 days to drain, you compact the soil in that area to hold water for longer than 3 days or you add a liner to the bottom. Use the instructions for a rain garden to size correctly.
Examples of stormwater wetlands on the Stormwater Solutions Self-Guided Tour:
Ivey Redmon Sports Complex
908 Beeson Road
(At corner of entrance road and soccer field parking )