Optimizing Salvageable Water Resources in a Semi-Arid Inland Basin

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305519
Title:
Optimizing Salvageable Water Resources in a Semi-Arid Inland Basin
Author:
Clyma, W.; Matlock, W. G.; McConnell, W. J.; Qashu, H. K.; Resnick, S. D.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona; University of Arizona; University of Arizona; University of Arizona; University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Aug-1969
Description:
Project Completion Report, OWRR Project No. A-011-ARIZ / Agreement No. 1071 / Project Dates: July 1967 - June 1969. / Acknowledgment - The work upon which this report is based was supported by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305519
Abstract:
The purpose of this investigation was to characterize salvageable water resources in the semi-arid Tucson basin and to evaluate appropriate treatment and control methods and management procedures for reuse of these salvageable waters. A preliminary inventory of salvageable water resources in the Tucson basin indicated a conservatively estimated annual total of 30,000 acre-feet available, as follows: municipal system effluents, 25,000 acre-feet; industrial cooling effluents, 1,000 acre-feet; urban runoff, 2,000 acre-feet; and industrial processing waters and other minor sources, 2,000 acre-feet per year. The City water utility has ample information on hand regarding quality of municipal effluents; data collected during this study are sufficient to define representative quality of industrial effluents; and presently developed processes evidently are adequate for the control and treatment of salvageable waters. However, little was known of the quality of urban runoff in this semi-arid environment, and efforts were directed toward exploratory sampling and analysis as indicators of potential problem areas in runoff quality. A ground-water recharge investigation at the Rillito Creek recharge site near Tucson produced a mathematical model which can be used to represent fluctuations of ground-water levels resulting from line-source recharge. Findings can be applied to alternative management schemes in the utilization or storage of salvaged waters. Initial formulation of management alternatives by examination of local salvaged-water subsystems appeared not to require elegant mathematical solution but rather an improved system framework defining community objectives and criteria for salvaged water allocation.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
water reuse; treatment; natural recharge; water management

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClyma, W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMatlock, W. G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcConnell, W. J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorQashu, H. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorResnick, S. D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-18T22:06:52Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-18T22:06:52Z-
dc.date.issued1969-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/305519-
dc.descriptionProject Completion Report, OWRR Project No. A-011-ARIZ / Agreement No. 1071 / Project Dates: July 1967 - June 1969. / Acknowledgment - The work upon which this report is based was supported by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this investigation was to characterize salvageable water resources in the semi-arid Tucson basin and to evaluate appropriate treatment and control methods and management procedures for reuse of these salvageable waters. A preliminary inventory of salvageable water resources in the Tucson basin indicated a conservatively estimated annual total of 30,000 acre-feet available, as follows: municipal system effluents, 25,000 acre-feet; industrial cooling effluents, 1,000 acre-feet; urban runoff, 2,000 acre-feet; and industrial processing waters and other minor sources, 2,000 acre-feet per year. The City water utility has ample information on hand regarding quality of municipal effluents; data collected during this study are sufficient to define representative quality of industrial effluents; and presently developed processes evidently are adequate for the control and treatment of salvageable waters. However, little was known of the quality of urban runoff in this semi-arid environment, and efforts were directed toward exploratory sampling and analysis as indicators of potential problem areas in runoff quality. A ground-water recharge investigation at the Rillito Creek recharge site near Tucson produced a mathematical model which can be used to represent fluctuations of ground-water levels resulting from line-source recharge. Findings can be applied to alternative management schemes in the utilization or storage of salvaged waters. Initial formulation of management alternatives by examination of local salvaged-water subsystems appeared not to require elegant mathematical solution but rather an improved system framework defining community objectives and criteria for salvaged water allocation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectwater reuseen_US
dc.subjecttreatmenten_US
dc.subjectnatural rechargeen_US
dc.subjectwater managementen_US
dc.titleOptimizing Salvageable Water Resources in a Semi-Arid Inland Basinen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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