Project #737

Modeling Water Conservation

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Kimberly R Garrity
F.X. Browne, Inc.
Water Use & Efficiency
Rates & Revenue
Utility Management
Water Demand & Forecasting


Assesses the impact of price and non-price variables upon municipal water consumption. Presents a model of municipal consumption and statistically compares data from several metropolitan areas. Provides recommendations for municipal conservation programs designed to reduce summer exterior use, respond to acute drought or water supply shortage, and stimulate long-term efficient use of municipal water. Published in 1999 as two reports: Effectiveness of Residential Water Conservation Price and Nonprice Programs and Residential Water Use, Rate, Revenue, and Nonprice Conservation Program Database.