Developing, Managing, and Protecting Urban Aquifers in the Pacific Northwest

by Michael R. Warfel, Hydrogeologic Services, Bellevue, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


Water purveyors in the Puget Sound region have applied a variety of innovative techniques to effectively manage urban groundwater supplies from a quantity and quality perspective. Two examples are discussed: enhancement of well field yield by the Seattle Water Department through aquifer recharge; and implementation of a comprehensive aquifer protection program by Renton, Washington, to protect a shallow alluvial aquifer from contamination.

Subject Headings: Urban development | Aquifers | Water quality | Municipal water | Groundwater management | Water supply systems | Water resources | Innovation | Pacific Northwest | United States | Washington

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