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dc.contributor.authorGurung, Ram
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodney
dc.contributor.authorBeal, Cara
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Ashok K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-17T03:09:57Z
dc.date.available2018-10-17T03:09:57Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1573-1650en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11269-016-1411-xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99740
dc.description.abstractDiversified water supply schemes can reduce both peak demand and overall demand in the urban water supply network. Consequently, they provide benefits to both the water utility and their customers including deferring network augmentations and reducing household water bills, respectively. However, the installation of different water saving scenarios also incurs additional costs which present a financial burden to the householder. This paper investigates the financial viability of installing alternative water supplies and water efficient appliances in a large scale area, taking into account both their benefits and incurred costs. Water demand profiles were developed for the baseline and various water saving scenarios for new dwellings in Queensland, Australia. Hydraulic model runs were conducted to determine system augmentation and pump power requirements for various water saving scenarios across different planning horizons in a water supply study area. The results of the modeling showed deferred augmentations and reduced pumping requirements for the water savings scenarios, compared to the baseline scenario; contributing to monetary savings to the utility. Cost benefits to the householders are from reduced mains water and energy consumption, with incurred costs from installing the water saving systems. A total net cost balance appraisal demonstrated monetary savings for the water efficient and rainwater tank scenarios while the greywater scenario produced negative net costs. The results are discussed along with incentives and potential savings to promote sustainable alternative water use in an urban area.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom4037en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto4051en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWater Resources Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment and Resource Economicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140205en_US
dc.titleInvestigating the Financial Implications and Viability of Diversified Water Supply Systems in an Urban Water Supply Zoneen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Water Resources Management, 2016, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 4037–4051. Water Resources Management is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.en_US
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