Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/18/2005
Publication Date: 12/6/2004
Citation: Woodbury, B.L., Koelsch, R., Boyd, W., Harner, J., Wulf, L. 2004. Chapter VI - vegetative treatment area design. Book Chapter. www.heartlandwq.iastate.edu/PriorityIssuesAdmin/Attachments/A0000290.pdf. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Vegetated Treatment Systems (VTAs) are a fairly simple technology having modest design requirements. However, for a VTA to function properly and minimize the potential for release of polluted runoff, several fundamental design requirements must be considered including sizing, maintenance of sheet flow, and selection of plant materials. These few, but critical, considerations must be carefully examined to ensure that the environment is protected. This publication reviews those critical design considerations for a properly functioning VTA.