Accession Number : AD0474052


Title :   POTABLE-WATER-SHORTAGE SURVEY


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 1964-Jun 1965


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Nehlsen, W R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/474052.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Present and predicted potable-water shortages at Naval shore stations were surveyed to obtain information relating station water requirements to the growing national and worldwide concern over water availability. For this survey, a lack of conventional fresh-water sources and unreasonable costs for water procurement and production constitute a shortage. Current water problems were found to exist primarily at overseas facilities on small islands or in unfavorable coastal locations. Polar areas have a continuing water problem with high water-production costs, resulting in a number of subsidiary problems in polar-base operations. Within the continental United States, there are a number of large stations located in regions where overall water deficiencies are expected to occur by 1980 or 2000. The major problem areas are Southern California and the Texas southern Gulf Coast. A survey of water quality was also made, and corrosion, scale, and high concentrations of deleterious minerals were the most significant problems not responding to conventional treatment. It is recommended that a further study be initiated to develop improved methods for solving the water-quality problems.


Descriptors :   *WATER SUPPLIES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , DESALINATION , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE