The Orlando Wetlands Park receives on average approximately 14 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. That water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorous and if left untreated could pose a danger to local waterways. The Park’s primary purpose is to provide advanced treatment of that reclaimed water so that it can be safely discharged into the St. Johns River.
Water quality is monitored in a variety of ways, from automatic samplers that collect multiple samples daily, to manual collections of water from all around the park, the St. Johns River and even groundwater on a monthly basis. All these samples are analyzed by the Environmental Laboratory at Iron Bridge Water Reclamation Facility. In-the-field data is also collected and pooled together with laboratory data, the Park staff are able to make informed adjustments to the wetlands system in order to provide optimal water treatment.
Orlando Wetlands Park Annual Report
2016 Compliance and Performance Annual Report – Full Version (~23MB)