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EPA s Planning for Sustainability Handbook

EPA s Planning for Sustainability Handbook

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Planning for Sustainability
A Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities
February 2012EPA-832-R-12-001
 
 Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under contract OW-08-EUMPrepared by Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd.1218 3
rd
Avenue, Suite 1207Seattle, WA 98101(206) 447-1805
 
Planning for Sustainability
Table of Contents
ForewordIntroduction and Context ....................................................................................................................................... 1
 
Purpose and Intended Use of this Handbook ........................................................................................................... 4
 
Approach ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
 
Providing a Solid Foundation for Planning through Asset Management and Community Engagement .................. 7
 
What Comes Next ..................................................................................................................................................... 9
 
Planning Element 1: Goal Setting—
Establish Sustainability Goals that Reflect Utility and Community Priorities
........................................................................................................................................... 10
 
Element Description ................................................................................................................................................ 10
 
Current Planning Process ........................................................................................................................................ 13
 
Building Sustainability Considerations into Goal Setting ........................................................................................ 13
 
Implementing These Steps on a Smaller Scale ........................................................................................................ 18
 
Key Diagnostic Questions ........................................................................................................................................ 19
 
Example of Sustainability Planning in Practice: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Incorporates Water andWastewater Decisions into Community-Wide Master Planning ............................................................................. 20
 
Planning Element 2: Objectives and Strategies—
Establish Objectives and Strategies for EachSustainability Goal 
............................................................................................................................................... 23
 
Element Description ................................................................................................................................................ 23
 
Current Planning Process ........................................................................................................................................ 23
 
Building Sustainability Considerations into Objective Setting ................................................................................ 24
 
Implementing These Steps on a Smaller Scale ........................................................................................................ 30
 
Key Diagnostic Questions ........................................................................................................................................ 30
 
Example of Sustainability Planning in Practice: The Portland, Oregon Water Bureau Turns Goals from thePortland Climate Action Plan into Specific Objectives ............................................................................................ 31
 
Planning Element 3: Alternatives Analysis—
 Analyze a Range of Alternatives Based onConsistent Criteria
............................................................................................................................................... 33
 
Element Description ................................................................................................................................................ 33
 
Current Planning Process ........................................................................................................................................ 34
 
Building Sustainability Considerations into Alternatives Analysis ........................................................................... 34
 
Implementing These Steps on a Smaller Scale ........................................................................................................ 44
 
Key Diagnostic Questions ........................................................................................................................................ 44
 
Example of Sustainability Planning in Practice: Louisville, Kentucky Combined Sewer Overflow Project SelectionProcess Uses a Consistent Alternatives “Scoring” Approach .................................................................................. 44
 

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