Basin Management Techniques for Sewerage Agencies

by Charles V. Gibbs, Exec. Dir.; Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, Seattle, WA,
Alan L. Poole, Industrial Waste Engr.; Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, Seattle, WA; formerly, Water and Wastewater Utilities Dir., Naperville, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 491-504

Document Type: Journal Paper


Managers of sewerage agencies must today consider all factors influencing water quality. Many basin management practices and techniques will be needed to do an effective job. Those considered important and useful to sewerage agencies include: (1) A dynamic land use plan designed to preserve the natural environment; (2) administrative coordination between private and public agencies; (3) comprehensive water quality monitoring for all basin waterways; (4) water budget planning for the future utilization of basin water resources; (5) computer use for basin development studies, evaluation of technological engineering and economic options and possible automated control of the entire sewerage system; (6) financing methods for controlled basin development; (7) management information system; and (8) citizen involvement and contribution. Seattle-Metro is presented as a basin management case study.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water resources | Quality control | Water conservation | Case studies | Basins | Sewers | Information management

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