SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Colorado River Sewer System Joint Venture, located in Parker, Arizona, has entered into an agreement with EPA, according to a press release.

The agreement is to upgrade their wastewater treatment system to meet stringent water quality standards, stated the release.

The upgrades, which will cost around $100,000, include the design and construction of a new artificial wetlands treatment system capable of advanced treatment and nutrient removal to protect the Colorado River’s downstream water quality, continued the release.

“Artificial wetlands restore habitats for native flora and fauna,” reported the release. “Like natural wetlands, artificial wetlands also filter impurities.”

The Colorado River Sewer System Joint Venture upgrades are expected to be complete by 2017, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.