KQRE newscastLocal news channel, KRQE, recently featured one important recharge project for conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater resources being implemented by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority) using treated San Juan-Chama water imported from the Colorado River Basin and diverted from the Rio Grande. The project recharges potable water using one aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) well and one vadose zone well at the Water Authority’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP). It is one of three projects that DBS&A has assisted the Water Authority to demonstrate the success of establishing a long-term drought reserve using instream infiltration, vadose zone, and ASR well recharge methods.

DBS&A Project Manager Amy Ewing, PG and Hydrogeologist Elizabeth Bastien are shown collecting turbidity samples from ASR-01 at the DWTP in the news story here.

Click here for more information about DBS&A’s water recharge, reuse, and recycling expertise.  Click here to learn more about DBS&A’s involvement in the Water Authority’s recharge projects here.

The DWTP recharge project will also be the focus of an upcoming presentation by DBS&A Geochemist Chris Wolf, PG, at the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Water, Energy, and Policy in a Changing Climate Conference being held in Albuquerque on February 24-25, 2020.