Proof of Concept: determining the role of a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland system in improving water quality in the Barratta Creek Catchment
Burdekin Shire Council
NQ Dry Tropics
Lower Burdekin Landcare
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Australian Wetland Consulting
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
On-ground work, Education extension, Research
Case study type
Great Barrier Reef Innovation Fund,
Queensland Reef Water Quality Program
1 July 2017
30 June 2019
The project will trial a low cost and integrated solution aimed at improving the quality of irrigation water leaving sugar cane farms in the Burdekin River Irrigation Area. An existing borrow pit will converted into a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland to remove nitrogen, sediment and selected pesticides contained in sugar cane irrigation tail-water before entering downstream ecosystems of Barratta Creek.
Treatment of irrigation tail water leaving sugar cane farms to reduce the amount of nitrogen, sediment and pesticides entering downstream waterways.
Last updated: 20 September 2018
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Proof of Concept: determining the role of a constructed surface-flow treatment wetland system in improving water quality in the Barratta Creek Catchment, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .