Zoo Wetland Treatment System
Client: Twycross Zoo
WWT Consulting designed a comprehensive approach to
effluent treatment for the zoo. Wetlands were used as part
of the exhibit landscaping to treat water and return it for
reuse within exhibits. A larger 1.6 hectare wetland system
was designed to treat the visitor effluent whilst providing
adequate storage for an extreme rainfall event.
The major wetland system comprised 19 ponds with plant
communities ranging from reedbeds, to marshes to open water
habitats. In addition to the wastewater treatment function the
wetlands were also designed to provide the zoo with a native
wetland biodiversity exhibit.