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Main Title Technical, Economic, and Legal Aspects Involved in the Exchange of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation Water for Municipal Use. Case Study, City of Tucson.
Author Cluf, C. B. ; DeCoo, K. J. ; Matloc, W. G. ;
CORP Author Arizona Water Resources Research Center, Tucson.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3203; OWRR-A-022-ARIZ; 10402,; A-022-ARIZ(6)
Stock Number PB-220 948
Additional Subjects ( Water supply ; Semiarid land) ; ( Irrigation ; Water supply) ; ( Sewage treatment ; Water reclamation) ; Ground water ; Sewage disposal ; Water quality ; Water chemistry ; Nutrients ; Management planning ; Water rights ; Urban areas ; Arizona ; Tucson(Arizona) ; Ground water mining ; Sewage irrigation ; Waste water reuse ; Sewage treatment effluent
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-220 948 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 84p
Many growing municipalities near irrigated agricultural areas are advocating a transfer of water now used for irrigation to municipal use. Alternatives are presented whereby this water can be transferred to municipal use in exchange for treated sewage effluent. The irrigation water in effect would be cycled through the municipal system prior to use on the farms. A case study of the Tucson region illustrates the relevant legal, economic and technical aspects. Effluent could be delivered to irrigators in the Avra-Marana Valley area at costs competitive with cost of water presently pumped from areas with declining water tables. In return the City of Tucson could import ground water now being used for irrigation through an existing or new pipeline. It appears that such an exchange agreement could be made without modification of existing statutes. (Modified author abstracts)