Wetlands ProcessWetlands

The Stockton Regional Wastewater Control Facility includes wetlands areas totaling 135 acres. 

  • As part of the treatment process, the wetlands area allows wastewater to flow through vegetative material to remove additional material without the use of chemicals. 
  • Two ponds with varying water levels aid in settling materials and removing turbidity, some metals, and biochemical oxygen demand through aerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic reactions. Each year a cycle of vegetation decay and regrowth renews the process. 
  • The vegetative and sometimes marshy nature of the wetlands also offers a layover for migrating birds.  Throughout the year, a variety of migratory birds can be seen nesting, feeding, and resting at the wetlands. Please visit our bird watching page for more information on scheduling a visit. 

 

 

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/25/2017