Storage of treated sewage effluent and storm water in a saline aquifer, Pinellas Peninsula, Florida

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Authors:Rosenshein, J. S.; Hickey, J. J.
Volume Title:Ground Water
Source:Ground Water, 15(4), p.284-293. Publisher: National Water Well Association, Ground-Water Technology Division, Urbana, IL, United States. ISSN: 0017-467X
Publication Date:1977
Note:In English
Summary:The Pinellas Peninsula, an area of 750 square kilometers (290 square miles) in coastal west-central Florida, is a small hydrogeologic replica of Florida. Most of the Peninsula 's water supply is imported from well fields as much as 65 kilometers (40 miles) inland. Stresses on the hydrologic environment of the Peninsula and on adjacent water bodies resulting from intensive water-resources development and waste discharge, have resulted in marked interest in subsurface storage of waste water (treated effluent and untreated storm water) and in future retrieval of the stored water for nonpotable use. If subsurface storage is approved by regulatory agencies, as much as 70 million gallons a day of waste water could be stored underground within a few years, and more than 150 million gallons a day could be stored in about 25 years. This storage would constitute a large resource of nearly freshwater in the saline aquifers underlying about 520 square kilometers (200 square miles) of the Peninsula. (Woodard-USGS)
Subjects:Aquifers; Engineering geology; Ground water; Liquid waste; Sewage; Storage; Surveys; Waste disposal; Water quality; Florida; Pinellas County Florida; United States; Pinellas Peninsula
Record ID:1981060870
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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