Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300334
Title:
Metropolitan Operated District for Sewage Effluent - Irrigation Water Exchange
Author:
Cluff, C. Brent; DeCook, K. James
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson
Issue Date:
20-Apr-1974
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A plan for the reuse of sewage effluent is proposed for the city of Tucson, Arizona. Several kinds of use would be possible, but utilization for irrigation of existing farmland in the Avra-Marana area seems particularly attractive for several reasons: (1) conveyance can be accomplished by gravity flow, (2) no tertiary treatment is required for the presently grown crops, (3) the nutrients in the effluent would be better used, and (4) effluent use would reduce the pumpage of high quality groundwater, conserving it for municipal or other uses. An exchange of wastewater for groundwater for use in the city system is seen as a good alternative to the present practice of the city purchasing farmland in Avra valley in order to acquire the groundwater for conveyance to the Tucson basin. Objectives to maximize the quantity and efficiency of wastewater use may not appear compatible with the profit maximization motive of the individual farmer, and suitable provisions will have to be written into wastewater sales agreements to assure coordination between user and supplier.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Water reuse; Irrigation water; Water conservation; Water supply; Water sources; Sewage treatment; Reclaimed water; Arizona; Water utilization; Planning; Water wells; Irrigation wells; Water management (applied); Alternative planning; Alternative water use; Groundwater; Tucson (Ariz)
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMetropolitan Operated District for Sewage Effluent - Irrigation Water Exchangeen_US
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.contributor.authorDeCook, K. Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona, Tucsonen_US
dc.date.issued1974-04-20-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA plan for the reuse of sewage effluent is proposed for the city of Tucson, Arizona. Several kinds of use would be possible, but utilization for irrigation of existing farmland in the Avra-Marana area seems particularly attractive for several reasons: (1) conveyance can be accomplished by gravity flow, (2) no tertiary treatment is required for the presently grown crops, (3) the nutrients in the effluent would be better used, and (4) effluent use would reduce the pumpage of high quality groundwater, conserving it for municipal or other uses. An exchange of wastewater for groundwater for use in the city system is seen as a good alternative to the present practice of the city purchasing farmland in Avra valley in order to acquire the groundwater for conveyance to the Tucson basin. Objectives to maximize the quantity and efficiency of wastewater use may not appear compatible with the profit maximization motive of the individual farmer, and suitable provisions will have to be written into wastewater sales agreements to assure coordination between user and supplier.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater reuseen_US
dc.subjectIrrigation wateren_US
dc.subjectWater conservationen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.subjectWater sourcesen_US
dc.subjectSewage treatmenten_US
dc.subjectReclaimed wateren_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectWater utilizationen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectWater wellsen_US
dc.subjectIrrigation wellsen_US
dc.subjectWater management (applied)en_US
dc.subjectAlternative planningen_US
dc.subjectAlternative water useen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectTucson (Ariz)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300334-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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