Supply Side Engineering

by Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 8, Pg. 52-55

Document Type: Feature article


In New Jersey, the Hackensack Water Co., a private utility, and the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, a state agency, are jointly completing Wanaque South, a $151 million water supply project that will ease chronic shortages. Components include a roller compacted concrete dam at Monksville, 150 ft high, 2,200 ft long with a 59-step spillway. Water from this reservoir will enter the system through Wanaque Reservoir, which also stores water from three other rivers. A new pumping station and two major conduits built in railroad rights of way permit water to be moved between the utilities' different watersheds. The contract and financing arrangements between the two parties is unique to the Northeast.

Subject Headings: Spillways | Water shortage | Roller-compacted concrete | Concrete dams | Water storage | Reservoirs | Pumping stations | Railroad stations

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