Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Optimizing Poplar Water and Nutrient Use for Water Quality Benefits

Posted by Greg Crouch | July 25, 2016

Speaker: Jason Smesrud
Breakout Session A | Workshop – Poplar and Willow for Wastewater Management
View PDF | Watch Presentation

Poplar trees have been used successfully at a number of sites to beneficially reuse water and nutrients from recycled water and biosolids produced at wastewater treatment facilities. In doing so, municipalities have found more cost effective solutions than the conventional treatment alternatives to meet stringent discharge limitations. Similar to other conventional treatment alternatives, however, poplar tree systems also need to be designed and operated carefully to ensure that applied water and nutrients are managed responsibly. The planning and design of these systems requires good science and engineering while operations require continual monitoring and adaptive management.