Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301138
Title:
Augmenting Water Supply for Home Irrigation (Poster Session)
Author:
Popkin, Barney P.
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Issue Date:
13-Apr-1979
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:
Low rainfall and humidity, and high evapotranspiration, make irrigation necessary for domestic plant growth in the American Southwest. Irrigation supplies are limited. A large percentage of potable water used in Southwestern homes is used for home irrigation. Another large percentage Is returned to sewers. Water and sewer fees are increasing because of rapid urban expansion and increased water-quality standards. As fees increase, supplemental home irrigation sources become attractive and are sought. Major supplemental water sources are grey water, harvested runoff, and roof runoff. The amount of grey water depends on family size and habits. The amount of harvested runoff depends on land size and slope, soil's and material's properties, and rainfall. The amount of roof runoff depends on roof size and geometry, and rainfall. The quality of these sources is generally suitable for home irrigation. Engineering systems are required to use supplemental home irrigation water. The most preferred systems will have low capital expenditure and low energy requirements. A large and significant reduction in municipal costs and services is possible if supplemental home irrigation water is developed. Small-scale analysis indicates that costs are favorable for supplemental irrigation systems. A suggested research program emphasizes field trials and demonstrations which test design, operation, maintenance, and economics, as well as public and institutional acceptance.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAugmenting Water Supply for Home Irrigation (Poster Session)en_US
dc.contributor.authorPopkin, Barney P.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721en_US
dc.date.issued1979-04-13-
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.abstractLow rainfall and humidity, and high evapotranspiration, make irrigation necessary for domestic plant growth in the American Southwest. Irrigation supplies are limited. A large percentage of potable water used in Southwestern homes is used for home irrigation. Another large percentage Is returned to sewers. Water and sewer fees are increasing because of rapid urban expansion and increased water-quality standards. As fees increase, supplemental home irrigation sources become attractive and are sought. Major supplemental water sources are grey water, harvested runoff, and roof runoff. The amount of grey water depends on family size and habits. The amount of harvested runoff depends on land size and slope, soil's and material's properties, and rainfall. The amount of roof runoff depends on roof size and geometry, and rainfall. The quality of these sources is generally suitable for home irrigation. Engineering systems are required to use supplemental home irrigation water. The most preferred systems will have low capital expenditure and low energy requirements. A large and significant reduction in municipal costs and services is possible if supplemental home irrigation water is developed. Small-scale analysis indicates that costs are favorable for supplemental irrigation systems. A suggested research program emphasizes field trials and demonstrations which test design, operation, maintenance, and economics, as well as public and institutional acceptance.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.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301138-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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