A Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment in the Coachella Valley, Indio, California

by William H. Imus, P.E., (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Wetlands Engineering & River Restoration 2001


The Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center (CVWBC) proposed a wetland habitat site on 22 acres property in India, California, under lease from Valley Sanitary District. The District currently operates an Activated Sludge Plant coupled with aerated stabilization lagoons as a parallel treatment process. A time-line of events from planning to construction of a 15 acre constructed wetland facility is presented along with design challenges and lessons learned.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Water treatment plants | Wastewater management | Wastewater treatment | Waste sites | Waste management | Lagoons | California | United States | India | Asia

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