Renovating sewage effluent by groundwater recharge

TitleRenovating sewage effluent by groundwater recharge
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1972
AuthorsBouwer, H., Lance J. C., and Rice R. C.
Conference Name40th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 40th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1972
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationPhoenix, Arizona
KeywordsGroundwater, Infiltration

In the Salt River Valley, in central Arizona, the performance of a system for renovating waste water by groundwater recharge depends upon the local conditions of climate, soil and groundwater. The hydrological conditions in Salt River Valley, central Arizona are favorable for groundwater recharge with infiltration basins in the river bed. It is estimated that tertiary treatment by this method would cost about $5 per acre foot or less than one-tenth of equivalent in-plant treatment. This would be an additional source of water to meet future agricultural and other demands.