331 Building Irrigation Upgrades, 300 Area
CX(s) Applied: B2.5
Location(s): Richland, Washington
Office(s): Science, Pacific Northwest Site Office
The proposed action is to upgrade the existing 331 Building landscaping irrigation system by using nearby aquaculture effluent instead of potable water. Currently, 331 aquaculture research activities use a mixture of Columbia River water and groundwater in a single-pass, flow-through system used to raise and maintain fish. This proposal would divert a portion of the aquaculture effluent that is on its way back to the river for discharge. The system would be "on-demand" and would only withdraw water as needed for irrigation.