Manatee County Plans for Environmental Protection

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by Robert L. Matthews, Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc, Bradenton, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering:

Abstract: Faced with a projected population increase of 53 percent by the year 2000, Manatee County, Florida, is protecting its water resources by developing a regional wastewater facilities program featuring an innovative 'zero-discharge' effluent disposal program. Limitations on effluent disposal necessitated development of an innovative program which maximizes the recycling and reuse of effluent through land application. The effluent disposal program includes urban reuse of effluent on land accessible for public use (parks, golf courses) and limited access irrigation of agricultural lands with restricted public access. The program also includes development of a deep well injection system in the southwest subregion in the event that future development in that area limits land application rates. (Edited author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Effluents | Environmental issues | Water resources | Land use | Irrigation water | Wastewater management | Public participation | Innovation | North America | Florida | United States

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