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.
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