TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Water is closing its Sweetwater Wetlands facility Saturday to clean up invasive water lettuce.
Crews will clean invasive water lettuce at the facility, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive at 6 a.m. that day.
Tucson Water will close the Sweetwater Wetlands Facility Saturday, August 28th beginning at 6:00 a.m. for an ecological cleanup of invasive water lettuce. This plant robs the water of oxygen & nutrients and is not native to the area. pic.twitter.com/txkJi52SeF— Tucson Water (@TucsonWater) August 24, 2021
According to Tucson Water, the plants -- which are not native to the area -- siphon water of oxygen and nutrients.
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