The open access article for the April 2016 edition of Water Environment Research (WER) explores the water quality benefits of infiltration basins that have been transitioned into wetpond/wetland-like practices for effective stormwater management runoff.
“In a long term study of an infiltration basin turned wetpond/wetland, authors Natarajan and Davis found significant reductions in nutrients during storm events,” said WER Editor-in-Chief Tim Ellis. “Nutrient export occurred during extreme cold weather events, but otherwise the “transitioned” infiltration basin managed to remove more than 2/3 of the nutrient load.”
Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open-access program. Click here to download, “Performance of a ‘Transitioned’ Infiltration Basin Part 2: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removals,” by Poornima Natarajan and Allen P. Davis.
Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management.
Originally known as the Sewage Works Journal, WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.