The True Cost of Water, a tool developped by Veolia Water, combines traditional CAPEX and OPEX calculations with analysis of water risks and their financial implications.
The True Cost of Water tool takes into account:
- Direct water costs: Capital & Operational Expenditures of water infrastructures,
Indirect water costs: existing costs that are usually not attributed to water, e.g. water-related legal costs,
- Financial implications of water risks: costs arising during the lifetime of a plant that were not anticipated