Transportation of Cities' Colorado River Water in the Salt River Project's Canal System

by Yvonne Reinink, Salt River Project, Phoenix, United States,
Nancy Clemm, Salt River Project, Phoenix, United States,
Ken Patterson, Salt River Project, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures for Enhanced Safety and Physical Security


Cities in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area have contracted with the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to take delivery of Colorado River water. Many of their water treatment plants are located along the Salt River Project's canal system. To receive the Colorado River water at city water treatment plants, a connection between the CAP Aqueduct (which transports the water from the Colorado River to central and southern Arizona) and the SRP's canal system needed to be built. Contracts and agreements were drawn up for the construction of the turnout and the transportation of Colorado River Water within SRP's canal system to the cities' water treatment plants. Operational and administrative complexities were introduced by accepting Colorado River water into the SRP canal system. To handle those complexities a data network was designed.

Subject Headings: Salt water | Water treatment plants | Rivers and streams | Canals | Municipal water | Urban areas | Water conservation | Project management | Colorado River | Arizona | United States | Phoenix

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