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Lake Houston: Wetland Demonstration and Education Exhibits

A project to build a large-scale constructed wetland and to install water quality exhibits at the WaterWorks Science and Education Center.

Background

Since 2006, high levels of bacteria have been documented in the northwest portion of Lake Houston, a primary recreation and drinking water resource for Houston and vicinity. Action items in the Source Water Protection Strategy for the lake include constructed wetlands and public education about nonpoint source pollution.

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Project Description

The City of Houston will build a large-scale demonstration wetland and monitor its effect on the levels of bacteria entering the lake. More than 30 educational and interactive exhibits have been installed at the WaterWorks Science and Education Center.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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