Response of Infiltration Rate to Effluent Water Quality Improvement at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility and Santa Cruz River

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Title:
Response of Infiltration Rate to Effluent Water Quality Improvement at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility and Santa Cruz River
Author:
Nakolan, Laura Elice; Meixner, Thomas; Thompson, Dick
Issue Date:
2015
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:
The Reclaimed Water System allows drinking water to be conserved by reducing the amount of potable water applied to large water-use sites like golf courses and parks. Advancements in effluent infiltration can amplify this conservation by making more reclaimed water available. This study, conducted in Tucson, Arizona, assesses the practicality of nitrogen and phosphorus removal as a method of enhancing effluent infiltration. Infiltration rates in recharge basins RB-001 to RB-008 at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility, as well as reach length and recharge in the effluent dominated Lower Santa Cruz River, were studied before and after the removal of nearly 90 percent of nitrogen and 50 percent of phosphorus species in March, 2014. In general, basin infiltration increased between 30 to 70 percent, the wet reach of the Santa Cruz River decreased dramatically and river recharge increased after the water quality improvement, indicating that water quality improvement does improve effluent infiltration.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Meixner, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleResponse of Infiltration Rate to Effluent Water Quality Improvement at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility and Santa Cruz Riveren_US
dc.creatorNakolan, Laura Eliceen
dc.creatorMeixner, Thomasen
dc.creatorThompson, Dicken
dc.contributor.authorNakolan, Laura Eliceen
dc.contributor.authorMeixner, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Dicken
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThe Reclaimed Water System allows drinking water to be conserved by reducing the amount of potable water applied to large water-use sites like golf courses and parks. Advancements in effluent infiltration can amplify this conservation by making more reclaimed water available. This study, conducted in Tucson, Arizona, assesses the practicality of nitrogen and phosphorus removal as a method of enhancing effluent infiltration. Infiltration rates in recharge basins RB-001 to RB-008 at the Sweetwater Recharge Facility, as well as reach length and recharge in the effluent dominated Lower Santa Cruz River, were studied before and after the removal of nearly 90 percent of nitrogen and 50 percent of phosphorus species in March, 2014. In general, basin infiltration increased between 30 to 70 percent, the wet reach of the Santa Cruz River decreased dramatically and river recharge increased after the water quality improvement, indicating that water quality improvement does improve effluent infiltration.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Hydrology and Water Resourcesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorMeixner, Thomasen
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