Project #2705

Options for Minimizing Fuel-Related Contaminants in Lakes and Reservoirs

$375,000
Completed
Principal Investigator
Dale
Newkirk
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
Contra Costa Water District
Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)
Reservoir Management
Source Water Protection
Water Quality

Abstract

Models methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and other organic compounds (specifically benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes [BTEX]) in lakes and reservoirs and calibrates this model in two reservoirs. Also investigates several options for controlling MTBE and other fuel-related contaminants in water bodies. Provides guidance for water utilities and agencies to minimize the impacts of MTBE and other contaminants in surface waters. Includes a diskette. Tailored Collaboration partner: Contra Costa Water District. Published in 2003.

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