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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Conservation Programs
Author: Peter P. Macy, William O. Maddaus
Date: 3/189
Reprinted from Journal AWWA March 1989

A carefully planned and implemented conservation program can reduce water consumption by 10-30 percent. This reduction will help meet demand, may postpone the construction of capital facilities, and can also help alleviate problems such as overburdened wastewater treatment facilities. For a conservation program to gain acceptance and support, it must be thoroughly analyzed. This article describes a technique to calculate the water savings, benefits, and costs of water conservation programs.

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