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Main Title Maximum utilization of water resources in a planned community : executive summary /
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Author Title of a Work
Characklis, William G.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/2-79-050a; EPA-802433
Stock Number PB80-116205
OCLC Number 05931943
Subjects Water quality management--Texas ; Water resources development--Environmental aspects--Texas
Additional Subjects Surface water runoff ; Water pollution ; Urban areas ; Monitoring ; Watersheds ; Land use ; Concentration(Composition) ; Carbon ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; pH ; Conductivity ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Algae ; Bacteria ; Mathematical models ; Drainage ; Pavements ; Texas ; Storm water runoff ; Urban hydrology ; SWMM model ; Suspended solids ; Houston(Texas)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD365.M39 1979 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-2-79-050a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-79-050a Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-79-050a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/02/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-2-79-050A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-116205 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 136 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
An ecologically planned community (The Woodlands, Texas) has adopted a unique water management plan designed to avoid adverse water quality and hydrological effects due to urbanization while benefiting from the existing natural drainage. Data on water quantity and quality were collected during dry weather and during stormwater runoff. To supplement the prime study site, stormwater samples were also collected at watersheds in the Houston area. Parameters monitored during the reporting period were as follows: rainfall, streamflow, chemical oxygen demand (COD), soluble organic carbon (SOC), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), ammonia (NH3), nitrate (NO3), nitrite (NO2), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), orthophosphates (ortho-P), total phosphorus (TP), dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, turbidity, total suspended solids (TSS), and specific conductance. Data were analyzed for water quality relationships in an effort to predict pollutant loads according to land use. Significant relationships were observed between total volume of runoff and total load of various pollutants. The load-runoff relations are a function of the type of land use activity in the watershed and have been used to simulate stormwater quality responses.
"Grant no. 802433." "EPA-600/2-79-050a." "July 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-135).