To Plan an Effective Path Forward, You Must First Know Where You Are: 2006 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey Results and Industry Trends

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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:

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;

Medium-sized utilities continue to have the lowest water and wastewater rates; and

Utilities in the Northeast and South have the highest residential water and wastewater charges, while utilities in the Midwest and West have the lowest residential water and wastewater charges.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2007

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