Water Conservation Programs A Planning Manual
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This publication is the second edition of the American Water Works Association Manual M52, Water Conservation Programs - A Planning Manual. The manual provides information on how to develop, implement, and measure the success of a utility conservation program.
This manual is intended for use by water utilities that are contemplating the development of a conservation program. In addition, water suppliers that already have a conservation program can use this information to make improvements and to gain the benefits of a more comprehensive approach.
With the development of this second edition, not only has the material throughout the manual been updated, but three chapters (5, 6, and 7) and a robust appendix full of case studies have been included. Chapter 5 presents the process of developing a utility water conservation plan, including an example outline for the plan. Chapter 6 aims to foster an understanding of the importance of public participation in developing publicly supported programs as well as building a group of community advocates and partners. Chapter 7 describes the implementation and evaluation of ongoing efforts of a utility conservation program and plan. Appendix A contains 13 case studies representing utilities across the US and Canada, sharing their various experiences with regards to conservation programming, hotel water use, water loss management, greywater reuse initiatives, and other topics.
The Water Conservation Division and its working committees welcome feedback on the content of this manual. As this field evolves, adjustments to the manual will be necessary. Reader comments are a critical part of the review and revision process.