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Using Constructed Wetlands for Treating Wastewater

Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation

The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) designed a task force comprising key multidisciplinary wetlands experts to help demonstrate constructed wetlands to treat wastewater and to grow biomass for fuel production in Colorado. The first request for proposals (RFP) is seeking a contractor to document and catalog the energy savings from existing Colorado constructed wetlands treating wastewater and the applicability of duplicating these designs in other Colorado locations. A second and subsequent RFP will utilize the findings from the first RFP to demonstrate a wetlands project to treat wastewater using the best features of existing Colorado constructed wetlands.

The task force efforts show how government and private entities can work together to provide opportunities for energy savings and the economic benefits of natural wetlands over the traditional wastewater treatment plants. Wetlands also offer the opportunity for quality of life improvements when used to increase or enhance wildlife habitats, hiking and walking trails, and open space acquisitions.

For More Information:

Contact Rob Pearson at (303) 894-2383 or 1-800-632-6662; or e-mail

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