Clean Air Equals Dirty Water

by Donald C. Tillman, (F.ASCE), City Engr.; Dept. of Public Works, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Robert C. Horii, (M.ASCE), Principal Civil Engineer; Bureau of Engrg., Dept. of Public Works, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 87-90

Document Type: Journal Paper


Waste treatment facilities must be constructed if clean water is to obtained. Proper engineering design is to provide a system that is adequate for future needs. Environmentalists are opposing designs that provide for future needs even though they are cost effective. Environmentalists concerned about the air quality state that growth means automobiles and new industries, thus, growth means more smog. Many regulatory agencies control California's Clean Water Grant Program. Some of these agencies specify that design must provide for growth, others say that design must not provide for growth. Thus, the quandary of municipalities is how to comply with conflicting regulations and still provide the best design.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Air quality | Water management | Waste treatment plants | Water quality | Environmental issues | Wastewater treatment plants | Systems engineering

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