Metropolitan Waste Water Reclamation Project Collection

collection

Metropolitan Waste Water Recla

Campus:
San Diego State University
Library:
Library and Information Access
Subject(s):
Metropolitan Waste Water Reclamation Project -- Archives ; Holmes & Navar-Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Sources ; Sewage disposal -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources ; Sewage disposal in the ocean -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources ; Sewage -- Environmental aspects -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources ; San Diego Bay (Calif.)
Description:
In 1958 the city of San Diego conducted a study to determine a better way to dispose of sewage. Prior to this study, the city's sewage was disposed of in the San Diego bay, after receiving varying degrees of treatment. The city contracted with the firm of Holmes & Navar-Montgomery to find an alternative to dumping waste in the bay to eliminate potential health and environmental risks. Holmes & Navar-Montgomery proposed five alternative plans, but after the city completed the initial cost appraisal, it determined that disposing of city waste into the ocean was still the most cost-efficient method of waste management. The collection documents the city's process of determining the best method of waste disposal for San Diego.
Dates covered:
1952-1967
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
2.50 linear feet
For more information:
Additional Information (Finding Aid Database)
Additional Information (The PAC)
Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Metropolitan Waste Water Reclamation Project Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.