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City of Ashland, Water Treatment Plant Analysis and Design
AdvisorMarchand, Eric A.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Water supply forecasting for the Ashland City area has not been projected for the next 25 to 50 years. Apopulation growth of 15,000 residents is expected in the next 50 years based on current population growthtrends. Daily water consumption is expected to grow by 2.1MGD to a total of 5.03MGD by 2060.Assessment of past trends shows a high chance of drier years due to climate changes, while current waterconservation practices however help mitigate these fears. The primary contaminant concerns in the watersupply reservoir revolve around algae growth. Heavy silting against the damn and high nutrient release bysediments creates areas of concern for both treatment and the reservoir ecosystem.