Accession Number : ADA132196

Title :   Water Conservation as a Way to Lessen the Impact of New Construction at the Presidio of Monterey.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Michael Henry

PDF Url : ADA132196

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This thesis considers ways to conserve water at the Presidio of Monterey with reference to the general applicability current need for water conservation as portable water becomes more of a scarce resource. Chapter Two presents six methods of water conservation; reclamation and reuse, rainwater capture, flow reduction devices for inside application, metering of usage, planting of drought-resistant vegetation, and public education campaigns. Chapter Three evaluates each of these for the Presidio of Monterey. The most beneficial, determined by cost/benefit analysis, is the installation of two particular flow reduction devices--reducers for showers and faucets, and pressure reducing valves--and the institution of public education campaigns. Several suggestions are made for further study since rising costs may make some of the currently nonrecommended options, such as reuse and rainwater capture, more viable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Water conservation, *Military facilities, *Cost analysis, Drinking water, Water reclamation, Systems engineering, Construction, Cost effectiveness, Resource management, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE