Incentives for Regionalization of Water Supply Infrastructure

by Edward F. Harvey, Bortz & Coddington, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing


Regionalization of water supply entails an agreement between two or more previously independent water suppliers wherein regionalization offers each something more than they could obtain alone. Regionalization can offer different types of benefits to any number of water service components for a particular utility. Once the relative benefits of regionalization are recognized, there must be an equitable sharing of those benefits among the cooperating water suppliers for regionalization to successfully occur.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Agreements and treaties | Team building | Lifeline systems | Infrastructure

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