The Treatment System
As the water moves through the treatment system, it undergoes a visual transition from the red-orange AMD to the blue-green color of clean water. The Litmus Garden functions as a visual representation of this changing health of the water. Small groves or bands of thirteen native tree species were chosen for their autumn foliage colors. In the fall, the Litmus Garden trees will turn deep red around Pond 1 and grade through orange and yellow to blue-green at the end of the treatment system in Pond 6, creating a visual reflection of enhanced water quality — and a great reason for a Vintondale community fall celebration.
Funding for this part of the Vintondale AMD&ART Remediation System came from the funding sources noted in the documents below.
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