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Main Title Liquid Waste Disposal in the Lava Terrane of Central Oregon.
Author Scev, Jack E. ;
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Corvallis, Oreg. Pacific Northwest Water Lab.
Year Published 1968
Report Number FR-4; 06962;
Stock Number PB-191 874
Additional Subjects ( Water wells ; Igneous rock) ; ( Wastes(Sanitary engineering) ; Disposal) ; Liquids ; Basalt ; Underground ; Drilling ; Control ; Sewage ; Construction materials ; Pipes ; Oregon ; Ground water ; Water quality ; Lava
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-191 874 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 80p
A large part of the Middle Deschutes Basin in Central Oregon is underlain by basaltic lava flows that restrict the construction of conventional drain fields for liquid waste disposal. Drilled disposal wells in the lava serve as the chief method of liquid waste disposal. The disposal wells are concentrated in the Bend, Redmond, and Madras areas. They range from a few feet to over 400 feet in depth. Large quantities of ground water underlie these areas and are being developed for domestic water supplies. The injection of liquid waste into disposal wells and the construction of deep uncased water wells create a threat to water quality. The prevention of further drain well construction and the casing of all deep wells are recommended. (WRSIC Abstract)