Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Water Conservation Tracking Tool New Available

From the AWE website

AWE Water Conservation Tracking Tool

Need help in planning your water conservation programs? The Alliance for Water Efficiency now has a solution for you. Many months in development, the AWE Water Conservation Tracking Tool was finished after a successful beta testing period with a number of water utilities. The Tool -- complete with a detailed User Guide -- is available free of charge to all AWE members in good standing.

What the Tracking Tool

The Tool is an Excel-based model that can evaluate the water savings, costs, and benefits of conservation programs for a specific water utility, using either English or Metric units. Using information entered into the Tool from the utility’s system, it provides a standardized methodology for water savings and benefit-cost accounting, and includes a library of pre-defined conservation activities from which users can build conservation programs.

Water utility managers can use the Tool in a variety of ways to aid their water resource planning and operations:

- Quickly compare alternative conservation measures in terms of their water savings potential, impact on system costs, and potential benefits to utility customers.
- Develop long-range conservation plans. Construct conservation portfolios containing up to 50 separate conservation program activities.
- Track the implementation, water savings, costs, and benefits of actual conservation activities over time.
- Evaluate a utility’s changing revenue requirement with conservation.

See the Alliance's website for more details.

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