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Volume 69, Issue 7 p. 344-347
Benefit-Cost Advantage

The Potential of Economic Desalinization for Small Systems

First published: 01 July 1977
Citations: 2
A section paper selected by the JOURNAL, authored by Milton Staackmann, sr. proj. mgr., and Franklin J. Agardy (Active Member, AWWA), vice-pres., URS Corp., San Mateo, Calif.


A study of the economic feasibility of desalinization for community water-supply systems in the western US indicates that benefit-cost ratios show an advantage for medium to large population communities, especially those with industrial development.