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Main Title Study of the Optimal Mix of Private and Public Action for Local and Regional Water Conservation.
Author Minneha, Robert F. ;
CORP Author Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Urban Affairs.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3808; OWRR-A-022-DEL; A-022-DEL(1),; 02654
Stock Number PB-226 348
Additional Subjects Water conservation ; Financing ; Water resources ; Surface water runoff ; Floods ; Sewage treatment ; Design ; Decision making ; Project planning ; Substitutes ; Policies ; Benefit cost analysis ; New Castle County(Delaware) ; Private financing programs ; Public ownership
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-226 348 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
A set of local water resource problems were studied: upstream runoff control and downstream flooding, temporary sewage treatment plants, and choice of a regional waste water handling system. The study focus was on a preliminary test of four hypotheses about the process of design and decision-making. These hypotheses include: That for some situations a combination of privately and publicly constructed and financed conservation measures may be a more efficient choice than public actions alone and that the specific availability of funds and/or financing procedures may distort or bias the choice between alternative water conservation systems. These hypotheses and their application to the case studies are discussed using verbal cost/benefit arguments to show why the hypotheses might be accepted.