BENEFITS FROM WATER CONSERVATION DEPEND ON COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING

Walter J. Maier, Jeffrey DeZellar, Raina M. Miller

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Abstract

: Substantial reductions in municipal water use are feasible without reducing the quality of life. If conservation measures are preplanned, properly engineered, and coordinated, reductions in utility bills for water, waste water, and energy are estimated at $30+per person per year. Installation of devices to reduce water use, engineering plans to prevent malfunctioning of collecting sewers, and engineered process modifications of treatment facilities must be coordinated to achieve full benefits of water conservation. Pollutant discharges to the aquatic environment are reduced in direct proportion to the reduction in water use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-677
Number of pages6
JournalJAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • benefits of reduced water use
  • preplanned water conservation
  • reduced water use
  • water conservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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