2006 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey Preliminary Results and Industry Trends
Author: Brandt, Peiffer A.
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2006: Session 71 through Session 80 , pp. 5884-5887(4)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC), in conjunction with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), conducts a biennial water and wastewater rate survey (Survey). There are a number of preliminary findings from the Survey, including: <list list-type="bullet"> <list-item>Water and wastewater rates increased at about the same pace as inflation between 2004 and 2006, which is different from previous surveys which have found rates increasing faster than inflation;</list-item> <list-item>Medium-sized utilities continue to have the lowest water and wastewater rates; and</list-item> <list-item>Utilities in the Northeast and South have the highest residential water and wastewater charges, while utilities in the Midwest have the lowest water and wastewater charges.</list-item> </list> While these findings may change slightly as the survey results are finalized, we would not expect major changes. However, there is not guarantee that they will change materially.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-01-01
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