Tapping the Desert

by James D. Steele, P.E., Sr. Envir. Engr.; CDM, El Paso, TX,
Edmund G. Archuleta, P.E., General Mgr.; El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso, TX,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 4, Pg. 64-67,89


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor.



Subject Headings: Arid lands | Fresh water | Desalination | Water supply | Pumps | Floors | Texas | United States

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