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Cost Benefit Analysis to Evaluate Water/Wastewater Treatment Capacity Name Walden University
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2 MEMO TO: City Mayor; City Council Representatives FROM: Charlene Smallwood DATE: December 31, 2017 RE: Cost Benefit Analysis Water Treatment Plant Cost Benefit Analysis Cost benefit analysis is to provide decision makers with facts, data, and analysis required to make an informed decision. CBA is a tool to support resource informed decision making. (Department of the Army, 2014) The city consists of 250,000 citizens located in a county with 250,000 more residents (unincorporated areas) adjoining the city. This aging treatment plant is operating near capacity incapable of processing a major inflow of a large facility and increase in population. An expected surge in city and county populous is predicted due to new development of an auto manufacturer threatens the current operation of the water treatment plant. In order to influence and define This report was prepared to provide viable data to the Mayor and City Council utilizing the U.S. Army’s approach to cost benefit analysis.
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3 1.0 Problem Statement Municipality needs to upgrade the 40-year-old water treatment plant. The current plant serves the county and city of 500,000 citizens; with an automobile manufacturer moving into the area, the facility must be able to serve the current services as well as meet future growth needs. 1.1 Objective The city/county needs more treatment capacity, improved treatment performance, and emergency water storage to serve the expanding needs of the community and county. Through expansion of current water treatment facilities and implementation of new technology, the city’s cost on maintenance will decrease; new treatment solutions shall be prepare the city/county for future influx of water use by the new development; in the long-run, the improvements will pay for itself by the increased usage of county residents. 1.2 Scope Expansion will better prepare the city/county for a considerable inflow of residents as well as meeting current demands. New technologies can increase capacity; decrease capital, operations and maintenance expenditures; improved efficiency; simplify operations; enhanced effluent water quality, and; reduce waste production.
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  • Fall '16
  • Benefit-cost ratio, Department of the Army

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