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Agricultural Irrigation Using Municipal Effluent





ITRC Report No.

P 11-005



7 pages



Charles M. Burt



Irrigation Association's Innovations in Irrigation Education Conference. San Diego, CA. November 6-8, 2011.






The paper describes the development of a design and management plan for disposing of secondary effluent originating in the urban communities.  It highlights the differences in approach that a public utility must take, versus a typical agricultural irrigation application.  Costs and requirements for municipal effluent irrigation are many times greater.  The complexity of regulations and agency procurement procedures relegates the actual irrigation system design to a relatively small role in the total project.




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