Willingness to Pay for Stormwater Infrastructure

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by Greg Lindsey, Maryland Dep of Environment, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: The contingent valuation method is used to estimate the willingness of Baltimore County homeowners to pay for stormwater controls to reduce nutrient loadings to the Chesapeake Bay. Homeowner preferences for payment methods are evaluated. Total willingness to pay is estimated.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Infrastructure | Load factors | Water pollution | Bays | Nutrient loads | Sewers | Payment | Chesapeake Bay region | North America | Maryland | United States | Baltimore

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