As small communities grow, they develop a need for centralized water and wastewater systems. Communities need cost analysis forecasting tools to help guide their choices in developing these systems. Working with the Oregon Association of Water Utilities, we are using recent data from the League of Oregon Cities plus additional data sources, we will identify key variables influencing facility capital and operating costs, and develop forecasting tools for cost analysis of water and wastewater facilities in Oregon’s small communities. We are doing a comprehensive assessment of costs including laying water mains, collection and distribution, and plant operation/construction.
Oregon State University, Statistics
Amanda Reding Gott
Oregon State University, Natural Resources
Reed College, Mathematics Department
Professor, Oregon State University