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Main Title Evaluation of Green Alternatives for Combined Sewer Overflow Mitigation: A Proposed Economic Impact Framework and Illustration of its Application.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Economics.; Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13/092; EP-C-11-006
Stock Number PB2014-100878
Additional Subjects Combined sewers ; Overflows ; Mitigation ; Communities ; Construction ; Costs ; Economic impact ; Environmental impact ; Evaluation ; Sewage treatment ; Socioeconomic factors ; Storm water drainage ; Waste water ; Water pollution control ; Green alternatives
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-100878 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/16/2014
Collation 44p
The mitigation of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) is a significant environmental and financial challenge, particularly for older urban communities where these overflows are most prevalent. Communities are increasingly examining more environmentally sustainable green alternatives for addressing these problems. These green solutions are often endorsed because of the additional environmental, social, and economic benefits they produce. A growing body of reports and case studies briefly reviewed here describes and attempts to quantify these benefits as economic impacts. Most estimates of economic impacts have focused on a comparison of the costs for construction and operation of green alternatives to traditional infrastructure approaches. Some of these have attempted to estimate the economic value of communitywide environmental and aesthetic gains, and other economic benefits are occasionally identified. This report develops a broad framework, or taxonomy, for identifying and organizing the socio-economic impacts of sewer infrastructure projects. It focuses on a green project in Cincinnati, Ohio that has adopted broader economic goals. The report then uses this example to illustrate how the taxonomy can be used by community officials engaged in storm water management to obtain a fuller understanding of the economic benefits of green alternatives for CSO mitigation.