Economics of Regionalization

by Subcommittee on Economics and Regionalization of the Committee on Water Supply Resources Planning and Management of the Environmental Engineering Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-378-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-378-5 (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. 30
A Report of the Subcommittee on Economics and Regionalization of the Committee on Water Supply Resources Planning and Management of the Environmental Engineering Div. of ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.


Document Type: Book

Abstract: This report investigates some of the arguments for and against regionalization of systems in the water supply industry. The history, potential advantages, disadvantages and costs and benefits of regionalization are examined. The report concludes that regional systems have many advantages, including lower unit costs and a tendency towards better and more consistent water quality. However, adoption of the regional concept should only be done if a full understanding of the positive and negative aspects has been considered.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water supply systems | Industries | History | Benefit cost ratios | Economic factors

 

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