Barratta Creek – Constructed Wetland
In order to reduce nitrates and sediment reaching the reef from farm land, AWC were engaged to transform an existing borrow pit into a treatment wetland.
The borrow pit was reconfigured to include a sediment basin and extended flow path.The design slows irrigation runoff, settling sediments, then uses dense vegetation to remove nutrients. Once treated clean water is released downstream and/or re-used for irrigation.
- Detailed Design
- Wetland Construction and Management Training
- Construction supervision
Partners & Stakeholders
- Sun Water
- QLD DAF
- Burdekin Bowen Integrated Flood Plan Management Advisory Committee (BBIFMAC)
Client: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Working within farm operations
- Not interfering with drainage regime
- Limited budget