Can Constructed Wetlands be the Future of Wastewater Treatment? A Policy Analysis Determining the Gaps Within Canadian Legislation
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Treating wastewater is a vital resource for ensuring the health and safety of residents and the environment. With the constant advancements in society, Canada’s municipal wastewater system is continually being modified and updated to incorporate changes in technologies, water quality standards and policies. The introduction of constructed wetlands in municipal wastewater treatment systems has been a new revolution to combat the conventional systems inefficiencies. A review of the current system is done to understand where constructed wetlands can be introduced. The conclusion of this study will help to promote change in municipal wastewater systems and incorporate techniques that benefit residents as well as the environment.