Project #4662

Challenges and Practical Approaches to Water Reuse Pricing

$525,049
Completed
Principle Investigator
Dan
Basoli
Research Manager
Mr. Jonathan Cuppett
Contractor
Abt Associates, Inc.
Reuse
Utility Management
Finance

Abstract

Worldwide, water reuse is increasingly being considered as a water supply option. More utilities are seeking a diversified and reliable (e.g., climate-independent) portfolio of water sources, driving them to look beyond traditional surface and groundwater sources. Utilities must find the right balance of many factors to provide a resilient, reliable, and affordable water supply. Pressures include increased demand, climate change, lower groundwater levels, water quality challenges, instream flow requirements, financial capacity issues, and reduced reservoir capacity. This project evaluated challenges and practical approaches to water reuse pricing. Published in 2019.