Project #26: Water Purification Facility And Park

  • Wendi Goldsmith
  • Donald Gray
  • John McCullah


GEOMORPHIC SETTING: The site is located on a sensitive tributary of Long Island Sound. The site, which lies within the upper reaches of an estuary, is underlain by the Connecticut Valley Arkosic Sandstone. It can be viewed from a nearby overlook atop a basaltic sill. A parcel of land that includes the site, a dam, and reservoir were deeded by Eli Whitney to the people of region to serve its water supply needs (Fig. 1).


Sandstone Stake Willow Percolate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendi Goldsmith
    • 1
  • Donald Gray
    • 2
  • John McCullah
    • 3
  1. 1.Bioengineering GroupSalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Salix Applied EarthcareReddingUSA

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