Excessive nutrient and sediment loading into our aquatic ecosystems from agriculture, urban runoff, erosion, leaking sewer and septic systems, and industrial discharges, have led to adverse ecological effects such as turbidity and eutrophication throughout our watersheds. Runoff from agricultural fields and leaking septic systems can also introduce pathogenic organisms such as fecal coliform. Unchecked, these conditions degrade the ecosystem and diminish the recreational value and safety of our waters.
- Improve water quality & ecological health throughout the watershed
- Upstream nearer the sources
- Downstream where it collects
- Leverage natural science & biological processes in partnership with nature
- Solutions focused
- Incremental and sustainable
- multiple ecological benefits
Floating Wetland Solutions provides engineered product solutions that improve the water quality and ecological health of water bodies throughout our watersheds. Our complementary products leverage scientifically accepted, eco-friendly based technologies to reduce pollutants such as excess nutrients, total suspended solids, metals and bacteria, as well as improving dissolved oxygen appropriately in the water column, for a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
Our products are based around engineered materials and system designs that promote healthy biofilm communities of microorganisms. Biofilm is a complex structure adhering to surfaces that are regularly in contact with water, consisting of colonies of bacteria that secrete a “sticky film” known as extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). The biofilm substrate provides both physical filtration and biological activity to break down or sequester organic matter. For some products, aeration is provided to enhance biological activity and to reduce high biological oxygen demand (BOD).