Cost and Savings Study
Updates to the Cost and Savings Study
In May of 2005 the Council published an updated and expanded CSS report with 17 topics. The revised CSS included new discussion of Irrigation Controllers, Film Processing (X-Ray), Food Service Equipment. In 2014-2016 the CSS was updated again. In this update the Cooling Tower Controller, Weather Based Irrigation Controller, Large landscape, and Pre-rinse Spray Valve along with high efficiency toilet and urinal topics were updated. Additionally the 2014-16 update includes discussion of a new topic, Landscape Labeling and Education, along with three conceptual topics from the previous reports section on known areas where future research is needed - Discount Rates, Savings decay Over Time, and Natural Replacement Rates. The Cost and Savings Study Topic Index table below shows the history of these topics over the years.
Authors and Funding
The 2000 report and 2005 was authored by A&N Technical Services, Inc.. Funding was provided by Council members - the following contributed to the project fund: Alameda County Water District, City of Santa Monica, Contra Costa Water District, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Kern County Water Agency, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority, Santa Clara Valley Water District.
The 2014-16 Updates were authored by Western Policy Research. Funding was provided through a grant from the California Water Foundation.
Index of Cost and Savings Study Reports
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Over the years the Council commissioned a series of Cost and Savings reports to develop methods and data to better ascertain economic analysis and water savings related to water conservation best management practices (and potential BMPs). The original 2000 CSS included sections on definitions of key concepts, descriptions of 14 water saving devices and activities, an annotated literature review, examples of cost-benefit analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as known areas where future research is needed. In 2016 the Council recently completed an update to the Cost and Savings Studies.an update to the Cost and Savings Studies. +