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ITRC Paper No. P 11-005.  Charles M. Burt

Agricultural Irrigation Using Municipal Effluent

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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.


Burt, C.M. 2011. Agricultural Irrigation Using Municipal Effluent. Presented at Irrigation Association's Innovations in Irrigation Education Conference. San Diego, CA. November 6-8, 2011. 7 pp.

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