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By American Water Works Association

This guide presents tips for municipal water assets managers on constructing a citywide or nearby water conservation plan.

The handbook describes aim environment, water use research, power rate reductions, charges and merits, conservation strategies and price atmosphere, tasks of stakeholders and outdoors teams, constructing a application, overcoming public resistance, application implementation, and good fortune dimension

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These organizations typically conduct research that may have interest in partnering in demonstration projects with water utilities. Such organizations that have national recognition include the Rocky Mountain Institute, Global Energy Partners, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Other state or local nonprofit organizations exist, for example, local watershed groups that may have interest in partnering on water use efficiency programs. The California Urban Water Conservation Council funds research, provides 22 WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAMS—A PLANNING MANUAL program guidance publications, and tracks water conservation implementation by water utility member programs.

OVERVIEW OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT APPROACHES TO IMPLEMENT GOALS____________________________________ In a large region, sometimes defined by watershed boundaries, there will be a variety of regional, state, and federal agencies, and other groups interested in the demandreduction programs that will want to verify that the plan finally adopted is being carried out. As a matter of foresight when planning a water use efficiency program, this section lays out options on how the demand management portion of the plan can be verified.

Water savings from measures such as plumbing fixture retrofits are easier to quantify, because reliable water savings data have been published. Water savings are best approached on an individual measure basis, as described further in chapter 3. Defining Program Advantages and Disadvantages By defining the overriding benefits to the utility and identifying any potential disadvantages, the planner will establish a tailored set of qualitative goals. Once established, the utility planner will be better organized when assessing the quantitative goals for water savings, as presented in chapter 3.

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