A Water Pricing Model for Lake Texana

by Stuart R. Wilson, HDR Engineering, Inc, United States,
Ronald E. Anderson, HDR Engineering, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


Faced with water sales and recreation revenues insufficient to service the project debt, the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (L-NRA), operators of Lake Texana, decided upon a novel approach to the marketing of its surface water supply to municipal and industrial customers. Realizing that many potential water customers were: 1) satisfied with their current ground water supplies but facing the task of planning for future growth; and 2) concerned about the costs of investing in a surface water supply system, the L-NRA authorized the preparation of a computer-based water pricing model. The model would allow a potential surface water customer (or group of customers) to obtain a quick estimate of the cost of delivered water for a wide variety of supply scenarios.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Pricing | Lakes | Computer models | Municipal water | Water-based recreation | Mathematical models | Surface water

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