Reservoirs pp 110-115 | Cite as

Water Quality, Treatment, Conservation and Re-use

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers


The quality of water stored in a reservoir depends upon many things. The physical and chemical state, the type of biota present and the withdrawal point are all relevant in determining the quality of the water that will be abstracted for use. Seldom is this stored water immediately suitable for domestic use, and some treatment (usually chemical and biological) will be necessary. This may be as part of the reservoir installation or many kilometres away at a separate plant.


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Suggested Reading

  1. Tebbutt, T. H. Y., Water Science and Technology ( Murray, London, 1973 ).Google Scholar
  2. Tebbutt, T. H. Y., Principles of Water Quality Control, 2nd ed. ( Pergamon, Oxford, 1977 ).Google Scholar

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© Brian Henderson-Sellers 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalfordUK

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