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RECORD NUMBER: 484 OF 2606
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Cost Effectiveness and Clean Water. Annual Report to the Congress.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Water Quality Office.|
|Stock Number||PB-213 959|
|Additional Subjects||( Water pollution ; Cost analysis) ; ( Water quality ; Cost analysis) ; Government policies ; National government ; Trends ; Capitalized costs ; Economic analysis ; Operating costs ; Cost effectiveness ; Industrial wastes ; Assessments ; Sewage treatment ; State government ; Forecasting ; Industrial waste treatment ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Sewage treatment plants ; Water pollution economics ; Water pollution abatement|
The report considers the question of efficiency in Federal actions towards waste water treatment, directing its attention to: The distribution of investments as compared to the distribution of polluting activities and the location of water pollution; The results of municipal and industrial waste treatment investments made over the life of the Federal construction grant program, in terms of reduction of oxygen demand and nutrients in sewage; Avoidable increase in local operating, maintenance, financing, and overhead costs of waste treatment; and The questionable strategy of making use of investment capital essentially to forestall some future needs, and at the same time permitting the persistence of existing treatment system deficiencies.