Accession Number : ADA134159

Title :   Metropolitan Washington Area Water Supply Study. Appendix G. Non-Structural Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


PDF Url : ADA134159

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 417

Abstract : This appendix presents information on those alternatives specifically mentioned in the authorizing legislation - wastewater reuse, water pricing policies, and conservation and demand reduction. In addition, one section of this appendix presents results of a water quality study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While water quality is not, in the strictest sense, a supply augmentation or demand management measure, a broader perspective allows water quality to be included. This is so because (1) water quality impacts on the feasibility and acceptance of all alternatives; (2) the selection of a water quality level is itself a choice among alternatives; and (3) the selection or achievement of a certain water quality level may be translated into costlier construction and operation of projects. This, then, may lead to a more favorable view, and possible acceptance of, the nonstructural alternatives. This appendix, then, is organized into four major sections addressing wastewater reclamation, water pricing, water conservation, and water quality. Within each of these sections will be found a description of the alternative, a discussion of the general methodology and findings, and a brief explanation as to how the alternative was addressed in the formulation of plans. The annexes following the water quality presentation contain the technical reports on water pricing and water quality.

Descriptors :   *Water supplies, *Sewage treatment, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Liquid wastes, Sprays, Flooding, Land areas, Recycled materials, Water conservation, Consumption, Distribution, Agreements, Local government

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE