Municipal Water: Pricing and Efficiency in Water Resource Management

A. Harberger, R. McKean, R. Haveman, W. Niskanen, R. Turvey and R. Zeckhauser (eds.), Benefit-Cost Analysis 1971, Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, Inc.

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Robert Davis

Independent

Steve H. Hanke

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 1971

Abstract

This chapter is an appraisal of the major issues in the pricing of municipal water. The topic is ideally suited for a report devoted to a discussion of the potential for financing water resource projects through means of fees and charges, since the provision of municipal water fulfills the two necessary conditions that make the adoption of user fees possible. First, through the installation of water meters, beneficiaries of those identified without undue costs. Second, those customers who are unwilling to pay for the water service can be excluded.

Keywords: Hanke, Davis, Municipal Water Policy Analysis, Pricing Efficiency, Resource Management

Suggested Citation

Davis, Robert and Hanke, Steve H., Municipal Water: Pricing and Efficiency in Water Resource Management (1971). A. Harberger, R. McKean, R. Haveman, W. Niskanen, R. Turvey and R. Zeckhauser (eds.), Benefit-Cost Analysis 1971, Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, Inc.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206462

Robert Davis

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