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Water rates and residential water conservation
Barbara C. Lippiatt and Stephen F. Weber
Journal (American Water Works Association)
Vol. 74, No. 6, Designing Water Rates (June 1982), pp. 278-281
Published by: American Water Works Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41271022
Page Count: 4
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Descriptions of the five major types of water rate schedules are presented. A national sample of rate schedules is analyzed to measure the effect of existing water pricing policies on the dollar value to homeowners of a unit of conserved water. This value is found to be significantly lower than the average price of water, which analysts often incorrectly use to evaluate water conservation investments.
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