A life cycle assessment (LCA) is a systematic approach for assessing the environmental impacts from a product that occur across all stages of its life. The typical evaluation framework of an LCA covers topics such as raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, and use phases of a product, including its final disposal and recycling.
When investing in new equipment, what would you consider to be a reasonable payback? Five years? Three years?
The long-term success of a source water protection program requires the coordination and participation of the local community and support of key decision makers.