Agricultural Infrastructure for Urban Irrigation

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by D. Heinert, (M.ASCE), Water Engineering Div, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: The Salt River Project (SRP) began as a provider of water for agricultural irrigation. Now most of the lands are urban and receive water distributed by municipalities at high-cost drinking water standards. Some of the urban lands use SRP's infrastructure for urban irrigation. Urban use of the gravity irrigation system has saved money for municipalities and urban end-user customers. Although encumbered with various issues, expansion of urban acreage served by SRP's irrigation distribution system is an opportunity.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Salt water | Municipal water | Irrigation systems | Rivers and streams | Irrigation water | Infrastructure |

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