A Decade of Wastewater Industry Trends: 2000–2010 Rate Survey Results
Abstract:Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (RFC), in conjunction with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), conducts a biennial water and wastewater rate survey. This study presents a comparative analysis of results from the 2000 and 2010 surveys to highlight some trends within the industry over the past decade. There are a number of preliminary findings from the survey, including:
Population and accounts served have similarly increased over the study period;
Treated flow per capita has declined over the study period;
Average annual capital needs have doubled for most utilities;
Medium-sized utilities continue to have the lowest wastewater rates; and
Rates have increased faster than inflation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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