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January 1976


The feasibility of optimizing large regional water resource planning problems by means of integer programming algorithms is analyzed. Two types of integer programming models are developed: (1) A water supply model including 23 separate but geographically related community systems; and (2) a river basin water quality model including 15 point sources of wastewater, 4 types of pollutants, 6 surveillance points, and 7 alternative treatment processes. The water supply model was structured as a mixed integer problem (some continuous variables included) while the water quality model was an all integer problem. Four integer programming algorithms were tested on the sample problems as follows: (1) MXINT – The Burroughs B6700 TEMPO package algorithm; (2) FMPS-MIP – The UNIVAC 1108 MPS package algorithm; (3) GMINT – A proprietary algorithm authored by A. M. Geoggrion and R.D. McBride; and ($) AIP – A 0,1 algorithm which uses the Balas additive concept. Several versions (sizes) of both problems were successfully solved by one or more of the algorithms with computational efforts ranging from less than 1 to more than 40 minutes of CPU time.