Pilot Plant Program — Treatment of NYC Water Supply

by George P. Fulton, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres./Chf. Engr.; Metcalf & Eddy, New York, N.Y.,
Edward A. Bryant, (M.ASCE), Assoc.; Hazen & Sawyer, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 6, Pg. 52-55

Document Type: Feature article


Many cities with upland reservoirs as their source of water are now finding it necessary to filter the water. Population growth in the upland areas and more stringent standards are the major causes. Usually the goal is to improve physical characteristics rather than eliminate heavy bacterial or viral pollution. This pilot plant program is how New York City has taken the initiative in studying and developing special techniques for economically treating a presently safe supply.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Urban areas | Water supply | Municipal water | Reservoirs | Filters | Population projection | Bacteria | New York City | New York | United States

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