Economic Assessment of an Activity Analysis Model for Water Supply Planning
Water Resources Research
A mathematical model for assessing the water supply alternatives with the reuse option is described, and its potential to yield results useful for economic analysis and policy making is explored. The results of the model for Salt Lake County, Utah, used as a case study area are shown. The relative marginal values reflecting quality and accessibility of various sources can aid in planning future water resource development. The supply curves derived from the model are useful for pricing policies. The relative locational advantages of water and waste water treatment plants enter importantly into capacity expansion decisions. The least cost solution indicates the necessity of a facility to recycle waste water for municipal use under increased demand conditions.
Bishop, A. Bruce; Narayanan, Rangesan; and Jensen, B., "Economic Assessment of an Activity Analysis Model for Water Supply Planning" (1975). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 2102.