Posted Aug. 4, 2014 at 6:35 a.m.

Premium Lock Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water

Published: 2014-08-04 06:35:28
Updated: 2014-08-04 06:35:28

Wetlands Water Reuse In this photo Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Chris Zachry, wetlands project manager for the Tarrant Regional Water District, watches clean water from a man made wetland project flow into the Richland Chambers Reservoir near Fairfield, Texas. As slow-moving, turbid water snakes through a man-made wetland, phosphorous and nitrates are slowly filtered out through shallow ponds full of lush vegetation and water birds until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek directly into a North Texas drinking supply. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

At $75 million, the 2,000-acre wetlands system in Texas cost far less to build than traditional filtering infrastructure and has piqued the interest of planners from places as far afield as Mexico City and Baghdad...

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