Accession Number : ADA130979

Title :   Recreation Research Program: Computing Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Sanitary Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Waring,Michael R ; Hodgson,Ronald W ; Walski,Thomas M ; Lindsey,Anita K

PDF Url : ADA130979

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Sanitary facilities at Corps of Engineers recreation areas contribute significantly to the total cost for both construction and operations and maintenance. In many cases, these costs appear to be unrealistic and the resultant facilities not cost-effective. This is especially true when the facilities are either overdesigned or underdesigned for the level of development or visitation of the area. This lack of cost-effectiveness can be partially attributed to the lack of any formal methodology that incorporates visitor preferences, by which the planner or designer can quickly evaluate a number of alternative design parameters very early in the development or rehabilitation of a recreation area. The methodology presented in this report addresses this problem through not only the actual costs, but also the visitor preferences and management considerations. A sample problem is included to illustrate one way in which the methodology may be used.

Descriptors :   *Cost effectiveness, *Sanitary engineering, *Recreation, Facilities, Toilet facilities, Sewage disposal, Sites, Costs, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, User needs, Utilization, Architecture, Human factors engineering, Planning, Management, Methodology, Cost estimates, Army Corps of Engineers

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE