Accession Number : AD0782870

Title :   A Study of How Water Quality Factors Can Be Incorporated into Water Supply Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ERNST AND ERNST WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Greene,Julian M.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of embedding quality parameters explicitly in water supply analyses. A microeconomics approach using constrained optimization was employed, and the study was written in three volumes which are contained in this report. Volume One presents water supply function conceptual theory and methodology by means of classical economics model (CEM) derivation of a treatment plant's marginal cost function with a water quality-related parameter incorporated explicitly. Volume Two is the empirical implementation of Volume One. For the CEM, actual data were used to help estimate a sample cost function. Volume Three gives the conceptual justification for water demand functions (for consumers and producers) with explicit quality parameters incorporated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Water supplies, *Systems analysis, Water treatment, Contaminants, Methodology, Economic models, Optimization, Cost analysis, Quality, Standards, Linear programming, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE