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The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952; Part 2: States west of the Mississippi River

Water Supply Paper 1300

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Abstract

Public water supplies are utilized extensively by industries for processing, cooling, and steam generation. The requirements as to quality of water for each industry are specific, therefore information on the quality or chemical character of the water supply is essential not only in the location of industrial plants but also is an aid in the manufacture and distribution of products.

Data are given in this report on the water supplies for 1,315 of the larger cities (or places) throughout the United States. The population of these cities represents 58.3 percent of the total population (1950 census), and more than 90 percent of the total urban population, of the United States. Part 1 of the report contains data for 819 cities east of the Mississippi River, and part 2 includes data for 416 cities west of the river. All cities of 15,000 or more population and many cities of smaller population are included.

The information given for each place includes, in most instances, population of the place; ownership, source, and treatment of supply; storage facilities for both raw and finished water; and chemical analyses of the supplies.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The industrial utility of public water supplies in the United States, 1952; Part 2: States west of the Mississippi River
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1300
Year Published:
1954
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Utah Water Science Center, North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description:
v, 462 p.
Country:
United States