Aquifer Storage and Recovery Links

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Government Agencies

  • California State Water Resources Control Board
    California State Water Resources Control Board is the state's agency for ASR. The board states ASR projects will improve statewide water management by increasing local storage that will be responsive to the needs of local communities and environmental resources and will help California fulfill its vast conjunctive use potential.
  • City of Tampa, Florida
    While most Florida communities rely extensively on the use of groundwater, Tampa uses surface water from the Hillsborough River Reservoir, as the primary supply. However, with ever-increasing water demands and seasonal variations in surface supply, it is difficult to provide for all of customers' demands from this source alone. The City has a variety of innovative projects to improve the availability, quality, and reliability of water supplies including ASR.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection oversees Class V injection wells in Florida. Thirty-seven ASR facilities are in operation in Florida. Some of the sites include reclaimed water ASR facilities. The department is working with other entities to characterize water-rock geochemistry during ASR at the bench scale and in the field.
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
    Oregon Department of Water Resources is the state's lead agency for ASR.
  • South Florida Water Management District
    Created in 1949, the South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. The Web site includes videos on ASR and links to other related information.
  • State of Washington
    Washington's ASR program is managed by the Department of Ecology. Includes links to statutes and rule, current ASR projects, the application process, and contact information.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency categorizes ASR wells as Class V underground injection control wells. This site provides information on regulations and impacts of ASR.
  • U.S. Geological Survey, California Waer Science Center
    The U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center provides fundamental data and scientific analysis of water-related issues facing California. The center also provides information on ASR including scientific and technical concerns, water quality needs and effects, and physical aquifer characteristics.
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Kansas Water Science Center
    The Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project involves pumping water out of the Little Arkansas River following periods of heavy rainfall, treating it to drinking-water quality, and injecting it into the Equus Beds aquifer, a major source of Wichita's water. The water is stored in the aquifer until it is needed.

Associations

  • American Ground Water Trust (AGWT)
    The American Ground Water Trust is a non-profit education organization dedicated to providing accurate information about water resources and water wells to homeowners, teachers, water users, managers, planners, and community and state leadership.
  • Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC)
    The Ground Water Protection Council is a nonprofit organization that promotes and ensures the use of best management practices and fair but effective laws for comprehensive ground water protection.

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Useful Reference Manuals

  • Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water, The National Academies Press, 2008. Online in HTML.
    Produced by the Committee on Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water National Research Council, the book concludes that managed underground storage should be considered a valuable tool in a water manager's portfolio and recommends ways to address the unique challenges posed by managed underground storage systems through research and regulatory measures.

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