Urban Runoff Treatment
Echo Park Lake acts as an urban runoff treatment. Storm water which carries everything from gasoline, motor oil, heavy metals, and trash eventually flow into this lake. Underground separators remove large debris while everything else enters the lake. The new wetlands introduced to the lake help remove left-over pollutants through natural processes. These pollutants settle into the wetland’s soil, which is then absorbed by the plants. The water is kept clean and circulated by a pump system back into the wetlands.