University of Iowa

Webster City Wetlands Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will provide the design of a constructed wetlands for stormwater management, giving consideration to the settling and uptake of pollutants, wildlife, and related cost estimates for the project.

The City of Webster City has started to address stormwater runoff with the recent development of a wetland feature at Riverside Park, but seeks further remediation possibilities.  Best management practice to be explored and designed are constructed wetlands for water volume and quality control. Senior students in the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering will consider best management practices for handling water volume and maintaining good water quality with the design of an additional wetland in the community.  The project will evaluate sizing of the wetland,outlet structure, vegetation, and will include a monitoring plan.