The Cost of Alternative Water Supply & Efficiency in California

The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California

Authored By: 

Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute
Rapichan Phurisamban, Pacific Institute

This report from our partners at the Pacific Institute is an analysis of the cost of various strategies throughout the state of California to explore other local water supplies and reduce water demand from urban communities. The report compares the cost and effectiveness of popular supply alternatives such as desalination, large stormwater recapture, onsite non-potable reuse, and water conservation and efficiency.


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