Case Studies: Drayton Valley, Alberta

Further afield, Clarity Aquatic and Covey Associates are working closely with Brazeau County and the University of Alberta to assess how floating wetlands may enhance sewage treatment processes in clarifying ponds.

This unique and exciting project represents one of the few full-scale floating wetland projects in cold-weather climates. The project is progressing well and has showcased some of the unique features of the Clarity aquatic floating wetlands, such as the addition of handrails to the perimeter of the wetlands (ensuring safe access throughout) as well as bird and turtle netting. In addition to assessing treatment performance, one of the main aims of this project is to assess how the native plants recover from the winter season.

We look forward to working with our research partners as this project progresses to its next stages.

Constructed Floating Wetlands, Drayton, Alberta
Constructed Floating Wetlands, Drayton, Alberta
Constructed Floating Wetlands, Drayton, Alberta

“Brazeau County has utilized the Clarity Aquatic floating wetland system in its novel Violet Grove floating wetland project. We have been very happy with the durability of the product, as well as its ability to provide a stable and safe working platform for maintenance personnel. The native wetland plants have flourished in the floating wetland modules and the innovative design allows us to track plant growth and health with ease. We have just gone through our second severe winter with the Clarity Aquatic floating modules and the system is as good as new. We’re able to walk on the modules safely in order to work on the plants without any problems. The design of these modules has been tested in subzero temperatures and I can say with confidence the modules are very safe for operation.”

Mr Zimran Khokar

Project Manager - Public Works, Brazeau County