Predicting outdoor water conservation potential for single family residences in the High School Wash Watershed, Tucson, Arizona/

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Title:
Predicting outdoor water conservation potential for single family residences in the High School Wash Watershed, Tucson, Arizona/
Author:
Minor, Charlotta Thorne.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Large potential water savings are available by reducing outdoor residential water use. The traditional system for determining outdoor water use does not distinguish between landscape irrigation water use and other exterior water uses. Studies in Tucson, Arizona have shown approximately 86 percent of outdoor water is used to irrigate plants. This study determined landscape irrigation water use from metered water use records for single-family residences in the High School Wash Watershed in Tucson. A model was developed for predicting water use from an inventory of residential landscape plants and irrigation techniques. Statistical tests were used to determine how well the model would predict landscape irrigation water use. In addition, four recommendations for water conservation were made based on the results of mail and field surveys. Implementation of the four recommendations showed an estimated average total water savings of almost 12 percent.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water conservation -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M. A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
McPherson, E. Gregory

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePredicting outdoor water conservation potential for single family residences in the High School Wash Watershed, Tucson, Arizona/en_US
dc.creatorMinor, Charlotta Thorne.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMinor, Charlotta Thorne.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLarge potential water savings are available by reducing outdoor residential water use. The traditional system for determining outdoor water use does not distinguish between landscape irrigation water use and other exterior water uses. Studies in Tucson, Arizona have shown approximately 86 percent of outdoor water is used to irrigate plants. This study determined landscape irrigation water use from metered water use records for single-family residences in the High School Wash Watershed in Tucson. A model was developed for predicting water use from an inventory of residential landscape plants and irrigation techniques. Statistical tests were used to determine how well the model would predict landscape irrigation water use. In addition, four recommendations for water conservation were made based on the results of mail and field surveys. Implementation of the four recommendations showed an estimated average total water savings of almost 12 percent.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater conservation -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM. A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcPherson, E. Gregoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBillings, R. Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilkin, Donovan C.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212628102en_US
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