Representing the interests of 26 member agencies that purchase water wholesale from the San Francisco regional water system, BAWSCA wanted to update their demand and water efficiency goals. Key components of the plan included:
The benchmarking survey focused on quantifying the costs, savings and scope of a successful long-term water efficiency program. The report answered typical agency questions such as: “What is everyone else in the industry doing?”; “Are there any new ideas I have not considered?”; and “How much should I budget for a successful conservation program?” The answers were presented in summary tables with real data on what the leading conservation agencies in the nation were currently doing.
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Maddaus Water Management has been working with Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District for the past 14 years. Four separate reports have been released since 2003 summarizing analysis results. For the current effort in 2016, Michelle Maddaus is Project Manager for the Water Conservation and Demand Analysis update to be released in 2017. Michelle trained, managed and performed QA/QC for the four-member modeling team to update the DSS Models. The models were updated using new water use data and new regional population projections. In the 16-county area, there are more than 25 water-providing agencies and more than 30 water treatment plants. The area currently uses an average of nearly 700 million gallons per day of water.
MWM completed a technical analysis and created a plan to replace the Interim Water
Conservation Plan that was included as part of the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan.
The technical analysis was conducted using the DSS Model.
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MWM assessed the City’s water use patterns and trends and the conservation potential;
reviewed its water conservation program; in conjunction with another firm, prepared
a water conservation chapter in the overall water supply study report; and recommended an approach to developing a water conservation plan for the City. Later, MWM detailed evaluation of water savings, costs, and benefits from additional water conservation programs.
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