by Sarah Clark, P.E., Senior Project Manager; HDR Engineering in Denver.,
Gary Fuller, P.E., Vice President; HDR Engineering in Denver.,
Jack Rogers, P.E., Public Works Director; City of Durango, Colorado.,
Tom Huston, Public Works Director; City of Fruita, Colorado.,
Mike Amato, Water Treatment Superintendent; City of Durango, Colorado.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 7, Pg. 68-73

Document Type: Feature article


The processes put in place by water utilities are designed with the quality of water normally received for treatment in mind. But the runoff from areas ravaged by fire can degrade that quality, and the treatment response must be rapid. The steps taken by one Colorado utility illustrate the challenges.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Water quality | Utilities | Runoff | Hydraulic design | Fires

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