Wetlands and Reed Beds
- If you have the space, reed
beds and ponds allow treatment of sewage and a wide range of
polluting wastewater effluents and recycle water for re-use,
as well as creating natural, wildlife and ornamental water features.
- A good starting point is the
fact sheet from CAT on establishing reed
- Apart from the recycling of
water, you might also like to consider the establishment of low
maintenance natural swimming ponds and pools -Clear Water Revival give some evocative images
of the possibilities here.
based company specialising in development and application of
wastewater treatment systems using reed beds and wetland technology.
- Centre for Alternative Technolgy -factsheet on constructed wetlands
and reed beds.
- Clear Water Revival -ecological engineers specialising in natural
swimming pools, reed beds and habitat creation.
in the design and installation of reed-beds, ponds and wetlands
in a variety of combinations for the treatment of sewage and
the creation of wildlife and ornamental water features.
- Constructed Wetland Association -good source of information on constructed
wetlands and reed beds plus links to approved designers and constructors.
- Elemental Solutions -Nick Grant's company is in the forefront of
ecological wasterwater treatment solutions and provides some
interesting case studies.
- JPR Environmental
-landscaping company specialising in environmental works, including
erosion control on riverbanks using bio-engineering; growing
and selling live willow; wildlife protection and mitigation works
on development sites; reedbed planting and design.
-natural swimming pools and environmental design by Michael Littlewood.
Michael has written books on the subject and the site has a useful
- Organic Gardening -useful factsheet on how reed beds work.
- Soil Association -guide and briefing paper on setting up and
maiintaining reed bed systems.
- Yorkshire Ecological Solutions -lots of information on reed bed systems,
albeit within a rather scrappy website.
- See also Grey
Water for information about dealing with collecting run off
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