Water Quality

Water quality is an important aspect of ESC’s wetland work. Since 1992, ESC has designed and/or installed over 100 wet ponds and other stormwater quality projects, including 15 funded by the City of Austin.

ESC wetlands provide superior performance due to our “best practices” approach. Locally sourced native species are used whenever possible because they are well adapted to our weather patterns. Our ponds become fully vegetated, biologically stable ecosystems that filter pollutants and preserve the natural heritage of Texas wetland habitat.

ESC uses responsible biological controls to achieve a virtually mosquito-free system. Strategic maintenance during the first year of pond establishment also assures that ecological balance and optimum pollution processing are achieved as early as possible. With respect to urban or commercial/residential areas, ESC adheres to aesthetic design principles to assure that our ponds not only get the water quality work done, but become interesting and pleasing natural amenities. Many of our ponds have become anchors in urban or neighborhood parks, as well as outdoor classrooms for students of all ages. ESC can provide interpretive signs, brochures and other learning materials to help people understand the value and appeal of a highly functional wetland.

Highlighted Projects

 Central Park at 38th and Guadalupe, Austin, TX

 

 The Rivery, Georgetown, TX