"There are two very useful aspects of the book: first, the presentation of examples of research and development of new water-saving technologies that show the innovation potential of the private sector; and second, the case studies of privatization of the public water supply in Atlanta and Indianapolis, which illustrate some basic principles of the privatization process. This book may serve as a reference for nonexperts who wish to understand the general issues in this industry… Recommended."
—A. M. Chaudhry, CHOICE
“In this distinctive book . . . [Lewis D. Solomon] discusses the historical development and regulation of U.S. water resources and provides a comprehensive overview of current challenges, such as aging water infrastructures, conservation efforts, dwindling natural supplies, population growth, funding, security, technological advances, and wastewater treatment. Case studies of such cities as Atlanta and Indianapolis are provided. Solomon identifies future trends like project privatizations and increases in partnerships between private and public organizations and offers advice about how to fine-tune these partnerships so they are win-win situations … Because the information here may be hard to find quickly by other means, the book will most benefit urban planners and policymakers. The content is illuminating and will appeal to readers with an interest in civic affairs.”
—Caroline Geck, MLS, Library Journal