Tied by Water

by Amy Groome Reese, (M.ASCE), Engr.; Seattle District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engr., Seattle, WA,
Richard N. Palmer, P.E., (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Envir. Engrg., Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA,
Sherrill E. Nelligan-Doran, Prof. Geologist; CH2M-Hill, Boise, ID,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 2, Pg. 50-53

Document Type: Feature article


Water utilities in the Puget Sound region of Washington State face strict water quality standards and increasing water demands. Because of the Endangered Species Act, they are also under pressure to increase streamflows. One alternative to costly water supply development is regionalization: connecting the supply systems, promoting the transfer of water rights, and making more efficient use of existing sources.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supply | Water supply systems | Water management | Utilities | Standards and codes | Washington | United States

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