Water Conservation Strategic Plan for the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Organizational Unit

University College, Environmental Policy and Management


Environmental Policy & Mgmt

First Advisor

Leonard Pasquini


Conservation, Demand, Drought, Groundwater, Management, Preservation, Restrictions, Shortages, Water


In light of current drought conditions throughout Florida, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) has assumed the leadership role as a regional water provider in the conservation process to help guide long-range water supply planning in Florida. This project presents a conservation strategic plan that will provide guidance to the PBCWUD's management as they implement ways to meet the state mandate, which requires a reduction in water demand by two MGD. The PBCWUD can achieve this goal by implementing these ten strategies: 1) water conservation ordinance, 2) rain sensing devices, 3) leak detection, 4) low-volume plumbing, 5) public education, 6) automated meter-reading, 7) reclaimed water expansion, 8) water loss reduction, 9) ASR wells, and 10) conservation-based rate structure.

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