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The City of Lakeland owns and operates a Wetland Treatment System which provides tertiary treatment or final polishing for all of the City’s wastewater.  The Wetland is a series of ponds or “cells” providing natural treatment of the impounded water.  Located south of Lakeland, the Wetland is comprised of over 1600 acres of marshes, swamps, and lakes.  In addition to the treatment provided, the Wetland offers an outstanding and dynamic habitat for a diverse community of plant and animal species. Enter this living, breathing, functioning ecosystem and learn more about this remarkable place.


Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business
better than we do. - Michel de Montaigne

A Day in the Life: Wetland Cell 5, sun up to sun down.

Watch for alligators in the morning, "dancing" birds on the tree limb, cloud
formations in the afternoon, and a glorious sunset.

Contact Information

Address:      City of Lakeland
Wetland Treatment System
1825 Glendale Street
Lakeland, Florida 33803


E-mail: Sarah Malone