Demand Management Strategies of North Carolina Public Water Systems
Results of the analysis confirm the view held by experts; individual demand management strategies are context-specific and should be adopted with careful attention to local conditions. In North Carolina, the degree of demand management pursued by public systems reflects a policy choice of system managers, customers, and decision makers. River basin planning is also shown to positively affect the degree of demand management pursued by public systems. A model estimating overall system demand shows that conservation pricing can be effective at reducing levels of water use; however, estimating the effectiveness of demand management strategies is complicated by a lack of criteria for determining systems’ program participation.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:demand management public water systems north carolina resources supply
Date of Publication:04/22/2008