Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301135
Title:
Water Quality Problem of the Urban Area in an Arid Environment, Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Hansen, G.
Affiliation:
Pima Association of Governments, 208 Water Quality Management Program
Issue Date:
15-Apr-1978
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:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's two-year 208 area-wide Water Quality Management Study for Pima County, Arizona, is discussed in terms of the specific problems of municipal wastewater effluent, industrial wastewater, urban stormwater runoff, land disposal of residual wastes, septic systems, and construction activities related to the City of Tucson urban area. The primary groundwater and the slow cycling of the hydrologic system in this arid urban environment reduce many water pollution problems to insignificant levels in the short term, (2) there does exist significant long-term pollution problems in the area. These problems include urban stormwater runoff and landfill leachate, and are related to the pollution of groundwater recharge and aquifer water supplies, and (3) there is a strong need for total water resource planning in arid urban areas which includes planning for wastewater reuse, water harvesting, and proper management of groundwater recharge systems.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Urban hydrology; Water quality; Water pollution effects; Water quality control; Planning; Pima County; Arizona; Surface runoff; Urban sociology; Regional analysis; Municipal wastes; Industrial wastes; Septic tanks; Groundwater availability; Hydrologic systems; Hydrologic cycle; Landfills; Leachate; Groundwater recharge; Aquifer systems; Water supply; Water reuse; Water harvesting; Storm runoff; Sewage effluents
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWater Quality Problem of the Urban Area in an Arid Environment, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHansen, G.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPima Association of Governments, 208 Water Quality Management Programen_US
dc.date.issued1978-04-15-
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.abstractThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's two-year 208 area-wide Water Quality Management Study for Pima County, Arizona, is discussed in terms of the specific problems of municipal wastewater effluent, industrial wastewater, urban stormwater runoff, land disposal of residual wastes, septic systems, and construction activities related to the City of Tucson urban area. The primary groundwater and the slow cycling of the hydrologic system in this arid urban environment reduce many water pollution problems to insignificant levels in the short term, (2) there does exist significant long-term pollution problems in the area. These problems include urban stormwater runoff and landfill leachate, and are related to the pollution of groundwater recharge and aquifer water supplies, and (3) there is a strong need for total water resource planning in arid urban areas which includes planning for wastewater reuse, water harvesting, and proper management of groundwater recharge systems.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.subjectUrban hydrologyen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater pollution effectsen_US
dc.subjectWater quality controlen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectPima Countyen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectSurface runoffen_US
dc.subjectUrban sociologyen_US
dc.subjectRegional analysisen_US
dc.subjectMunicipal wastesen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial wastesen_US
dc.subjectSeptic tanksen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater availabilityen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic systemsen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic cycleen_US
dc.subjectLandfillsen_US
dc.subjectLeachateen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater rechargeen_US
dc.subjectAquifer systemsen_US
dc.subjectWater supplyen_US
dc.subjectWater reuseen_US
dc.subjectWater harvestingen_US
dc.subjectStorm runoffen_US
dc.subjectSewage effluentsen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301135-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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