Northeast Water Crisis: Hearing, Eighty-ninth Congress, First Session, on the Water Supply Crisis in the Northeastern United States. September 8, 1965

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Reviews Federal drought relief measures.

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Page 73 - Major disaster" means any flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States which, in the determination of the President, is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant disaster assistance by the Federal Government to supplement the efforts and available resources of States...
Page 58 - If it is too unattractive esthetically, the purified wastewater can be used for recreational and decorative lakes, watering parks and golf courses, industrial processes, or can be recharged to the groundwater. It must be noted, however, that there is very little practical difference between purification and direct reuse of waste water and the present widespread practice of discharging of wastes to a river from which a downstream city takes its water supply.
Page 58 - ... further treatment is necessary. For a completely closed system in which all water is recycled a buildup of salinity would occur and a desalting unit would be needed. Because of the very low salt content, electrodialysis could be used and the additional cost would be only a few cents per 1,000 gallons depending on the amount of salts to be removed. The costs quoted above include cost of land, treatment, and pumping costs to return the water to the distribution system. Direct delivery of purified...
Page 4 - He requested the Secretary of the Interior as Chairman of the Water Resources Council...
Page 58 - ... electrodialysis could be used and the additional cost would be only a few cents per 1,000 gallons depending on the amount of salts to be removed. The costs quoted above include cost of land, treatment, and pumping costs to return the water to the distribution system. Direct delivery of purified waste water to a city distribution system is possible and can be completely safe. If it Is too unattractive aesthetically, the purified...
Page 68 - ... mentioned to Senator Ribicoff, with the people of Connecticut behind it, and of my own knowledge of the northwestern portion of the State, I hope to report it out promptly. I will now submit for the record the statement of Senator Hugh Scott on behalf of S. 1004. [The statement of Senator Hugh Scott follows :] STATEMENT OF HON. HUGH SCOTT, A US SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to be able to offer my testimony in support of my bill S.
Page 2 - Army, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Chairman of the Federal Power Commission. The...
Page 55 - Chairman of the Committee on Water Resources Research of the Federal Council for Science and Technology.
Page 84 - California which have resulted in the introduction of S. 3807. I should like to comment on the value of the MWD plant to the engineering development program of the Office of Saline Water and describe how it fits into pur overall program activities and objectives.
Page 46 - ... will come to order for the further consideration of the pending business, to wit, HR 7092 by Mr. Aspinall, of Colorado, to expand, extend and accelerate the saline water conversion program conducted by the Secretary of Interior and for other purposes. Our first witness this morning is Dr. Donald H. Hornig, Director of the Office of Science and Technology and the Science Adviser to the President. Dr. Hornig, it is nice to have you here and you may bring with you to the witness stand such aids...

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