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.