Watershed Management for Municipal water Supplies

Watershed Management for Municipal water Supplies - b....

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Watershed Management for Municipal water Supplies: NYC Watershed A. General 1. The upstream-downstream problem: TNC 2. Public impressions of water quality in NYC 3. Why the world is watching NYC? B. History of NYC water supply system 1. 19 th Century: development of Croton System 2. Development of NYC- Catskills system m 3. Public health laws 4. Current status of NYC water supply C. Public water supplies: current problems 1. Disinfection, chlorination, and trihalomethanes 2. Resistant organisms: protozoans and water filtration 3. Example: Milwaukee, April 1993 a. Cryptosporidium outbreak
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Unformatted text preview: b. Lesson: value of clean source water D. NYC Watershed Program 1. Problem statement 2. Legislation, rules, and exceptions 3. Quest for avoidance in Catskills WS a. Land ownerships b. Upstream-downstream interactions 4. Pollution sources in Catskills WS a. Phosphorous and reservoir eutrophication b. Watershed Agriculture Program: BMPs E. Conclusions and lessons Filtration avoidance criterion: if a water supplier demonstrates that it will maintain a watershed control program, which minimizes the potential for contamination of the source water...
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course NS 2060 taught by Professor Stoltzfus,r. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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