Water conservation as a way to lessen the impact of new construction at the Presidio of Monterey

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Authors
Kennedy, Michael Henry
Subjects
Water conservation
Water reclamation
Water usage
Water reuse
Advisors
Zambo, Leslie J.
Date of Issue
1983-06
Date
June 1983
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis considers ways to conserve water at the Presidio of Monterey with reference to the general applicability of the study to other bases. Chapter One describes the current need for water conservation as potable water becomes more of a scarce resource. Chapter Two presents six methods of water conservation: reclamation and reuse, rain-water capture, flow reduction devices for inside application, metering of usage, planting of drought-resistant vegetation, and public education campaigns. Chapter Three evaluates each of these for the specific situation at the Presidio of Monterey. The most beneficial, determined by cost/benefit analysis, is the installation of two particular flow reduction devices--reducers for showers and faucets, and pressure reducing valves--and the institution of public education campaigns. Several suggestions are made for further study since rising costs may make some of the currently non-recommended options, such as reuse and rain-water capture, more viable.
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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