Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analysis of Water Recycling Projects

This document provides guidance for conducting economic and financial analyses of water recycling projects. Proponents of a water recycling project may benefit from the methods described in this document in applying for investment for water recycling projects, as well as for internal evaluations of the desirability and feasibility of recycling projects.

The present guidance is the product of the Economic Analysis Task Force (EATF) for water recycling in California, a group of technical experts in economic analysis and policy from agencies and academia including California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and University of California – Davis