When to Connect Your New Supply

by Michael D. Day, Water Utilities Dep, Dallas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


The use of risk analysis is important to a water utility. The economic losses to the local economy as a result of water shortages can be astronomical. On the other hand, the high rates required to maintain excess capacity can detrimentally impact the local economy and place a financial burden on current customers. This paper deals with the analysis of short term risk in the connection of a water supply.

Subject Headings: Water shortage | Water supply systems | Water demand | Risk management | Economic factors | Astronomy | Financial management | Client relationships

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