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.
15 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Date Written: 1971
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
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