GROUND-WATER'S ROLE IN WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Ground water is an important natural resource that must be treated coequally with surface water in any water quality management plan which includes an assessment of man's impact on the hydrogeological environment as a major component of the study. An inventory of existing conditions, as well as an evaluation of waste disposal impacts, mineral resource activities, land development, recharge/discharge relationships, water quality problems, hazardous spills, monitoring and surveillance activities, and other related factors, are all being investigated as they affect ground water. The results are being interfaced with other study elements and together with the results of the public participation phase, a plan is being developed that will permit the citizens of the state to enjoy the type of future they desire while protecting or improving the quality of Pennsylvania's waters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference on Planning for Water Quality Management, Ithaca, N.Y., June 26-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Osgood, J O
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 11159 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM