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Pricing Resources

 
 

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Guidance, Guides & Manuals

There are many resources available to assist water and wastewater systems of all sizes in the process of designing a rate structure and understanding the relationship between pricing and conservation. Some of the resources listed below can be downloaded and used free of charge, while others must be purchased.

General

Small Systems

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Wastewater Systems 

Tools & Training

There are numerous pricing-related software tools, training materials and live trainings available for water and wastewater systems. The tools below can assist systems in recognizing which rate structure is the most suitable, whether financial capacity is lacking, how system infrastructure and water conservation measures are suffering as a consequence, and how their finances compare to those of other utilities nationwide. Some of the tools below can be downloaded and used free of charge, while others must be purchased.

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Articles

Reports & Agency Resources

The references listed below include reports on numerous issues regarding pricing and rate structures (both in the U.S. and internationally) and their relationship to water conservation.

EPA

EPA has produced many documents on pricing and the relationship between pricing and water conservation for water and wastewater systems. Visit the Office of Water Online Publications page for information on how to order these documents.

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Case Studies


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