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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, San Juan Chama History
    In the 1960 s Albuquerque received rights to some of New Mexico s Colorado River water This is the water that we clean in our new Surface Water Treatment Facility on the Rio Grande It is called the San Juan Chama Project because we are diverting water from tributaries of the San Juan River in the Colorado River Basin into the Chama River which then flows into the Rio Grande

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/9people.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, San Juan Chama Map
    stored in Heron Reservoir Upon release from Heron Reservoir it flows down the Rio Chama into El Vado Reservoir After release from El Vado Reservoir the waters flow into Abiquiu Reservoir Below Abiquiu Reservoir the Rio Chama meets with the Rio Grande near Espanola The water passes through Cochiti Reservoir on the Rio Grande By the time the San Juan Chama water reaches Albuquerque it has traveled nearly 200 miles

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/10lake.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Snow Pack
    we can use more river water for drinking When the river is low we will use more aquifer underground water Most water in the Rio Grande comes from mountains in Southern Colorado Our water whether it comes from our rivers or from our aquifer is precious and limited This is the San Juan Chama Water That Jack Drank This is the snow that melts in the spring that fills the

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/11snow.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Kids', Wastewater Collection System
    it is valued at almost 2 billion Wow That means that each mile of pipe is worth approximately 750 000 We need all that pipe to collect the 55 million gallons of wastewater we receive each day Smaller pipes those with a diameter of one foot or less carry the sewage from homes and businesses They meet up with trunk lines which run underground down the middle of the streets

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/SWRP1_Pipes.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - kids, Wastewater Lift Stations
    Reclamation Plant using nothing but gravity no pumps However in certain areas the wastewater needs a lift to keep flowing downlhill In these areas we build lift stations that lift the wastewater up so that it can continue running downhill

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/SWRP2_Lift.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Kids, Wastewater Bar Screens
    trash to a dumpster The dumpsters are hauled to the garbage dump when they get filled three or four times a week Some of the things that you should not put down the drain or flush are fats and greases because they clog the pipes and plastics because they do not decompose Do not flush expired medicines put them in your trash can For prescription drugs call APD Forensic Science

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/SWRP3_BarScreens.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Kids, Wastewater Grit Chamber
    But why is sand in the wastewater It is NOT because you are so dirty when you take a shower or bath It is because dirt or sand can get into the water if there are any cracks in the collection pipes We have to sort the wastewater so we can treat the parts Learn more about grit or FOGG fats oil grease grit in drains Captain Can It and

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/SWRP4_GritChamber.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Kids, Wastewater Clarifiers
    From there the sludge is pumped to Digesters Fats and oils float on top of the water These are skimmed off and collected by the rotating arm We should not pour fats and oils down the kitchen sink because they cause clogs in the piipes Clogs are expensive to break up and they stop the wastewater from flowing to the plant YUCK When we slow it down the heavy stuff

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/SWRP5_PrimaryClarifier.html (2016-02-18)
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