||Study of the Optimal Mix of Private and Public Action for Local and Regional Water Conservation.
Minneha, Robert F. ;
||Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Urban Affairs.
||DI-14-31-0001-3808; OWRR-A-022-DEL; A-022-DEL(1),; 02654
Water conservation ;
Water resources ;
Surface water runoff ;
Sewage treatment ;
Decision making ;
Project planning ;
Benefit cost analysis ;
New Castle County(Delaware) ;
Private financing programs ;
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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.