Publisher description for Conventional and unconventional approaches to water service provision / prepared by Robert S. Raucher ... [et al.] ; jointly sponsored by AWWA Research Foundation and California Urban Water Agencies.

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This research project looked at a newly emerging paradigm of water utilities supplying two distinct product: premium water for drinking and bulk water for other uses. They examined numerous unconventional approaches: bottled water distribution, point-of-use (POU), point-of-entry IPOE) device installation, neighborhood-scale treatment, water reuse, and dual distribution systems. Numerous evaluation criteria were used while also investigating two approach options: one dealing with regulatory compliance issues and the other with supplemental services. Many research findings are presented with a global conclusion that unconventional approaches hold considerable promise, especially for small systems and localized portions of larger systems.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Water-supply -- United States.
Water -- United States -- Distribution.
Water quality management -- United States.
Water utilities -- United States -- Management.
Decentralization in management -- United States.