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dc.contributor.advisor Sharbat, Ali en
dc.contributor.author Shahrestani, Hoda en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-12T22:22:33Z en
dc.date.available 2018-02-12T22:22:33Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-02-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/199948 en
dc.description.abstract Southern California has continuously faced water supply challenges due to droughts, climate change, and population growth. The City of Los Angeles (L.A.) has been reliant on imported water supplies for decades, which include the Los Angeles Aqueduct (LAA), State Water Project Aqueduct (SWP), and the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA). The goal of this study is to conduct a comprehensive analysis in the area of water, energy, and cost to provide a safe and sustainable water supply for the City of L.A. For the purpose of this study, the focus is on City’s Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant and the Orange County Water District Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). The effluents from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant discharged to the Santa Monica Bay off of Pacific Ocean are more than one-third of the amount of the water supplies imported to the city; therefore the City of L.A. has a significant existing resource to be treated for the indirect potable water reuse (IPR). The average cost of the GWR system is $858 per acre-foot, whereas the cost of imported water, such as the LAA has reached $2,723 per acre-foot in FY 2014/15 due to low deliveries and high operation and maintenance cost. The study has found an increase in unit cost with imported water supplies, whereas the cost of the GWRS is decreasing due to technology enhancements and improved energy efficiencies. The cost and energy of non-monetizable factors such as risks, sustainability, and environmental issues are not quantified but have shown to result in financial and ecological drawbacks for the City if included in the analysis. Results show that investment in an IPR system is a more sustainable option as opposed to the imported water for the City of Los Angeles. en
dc.format.extent 46 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject water resources en
dc.subject energy en
dc.subject sustainability en
dc.title Feasibility Study for Utilization of Local Water Supplies for the City of Los Angeles: Indirect Potable Water Reuse en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.department Civil Engineering Department en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Moghaddam, Homayoun en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lamb, Kenneth en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en


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