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American Water Works Association
Water Conservation-Oriented Rates / Edition 2

Water Conservation-Oriented Rates / Edition 2

by William J. Smith, John Byrne


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This book discusses the utilization of water conservation-oriented rates (WCORs) to foster both sustainability of water provision and environmental stewardship, especially during periods of drought. WCORs are designed to promote conservation through such rate mechanisms as excess surcharges (ES), drought demand rates (DDR), inclining block rates (IBR), seasonal rates (SR), and time-of-use rates (TOU), and in a manner that is sensitive to regional, physical, and population/user characteristics. This report looked at states' experiences with water conservation-oriented rates under both normal and drought conditions, and showed how states and utilities have coped with the social and economic implications of their implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583213278
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 01/15/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Economic Implications of Water Conservation-Oriented Rates: Survey of State and Utility Experiences
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Experiences with WCORs
Chapter 3 - Drought Demand Rates
Chapter 4 - Economic Implications of WCORs
Chapter 5 - Lessons Learned

Part 2 – Designing Revenue-Neutral and Equitable WCORs for Use During Drought Summer Months: The Case of Northern Delaware
Chapter 6 - Droughts and Drought Demand Rates
Chapter 7 - Evaluation of Drought Demand Rates: A Scenario Analysis

Chapter 8 - Designing Revenue-Neutral and Equitable Drought Demand Rates

Part 3 – Implications of WCORs for Mitigating the Impacts of Drought on Streamflow and Ecology in Northern New Castle County, Delaware

Chapter 9 - Closing the Loop
Chapter 10 - Water Demand and Surface Water Withdrawal
Chapter 11 - Streamflow Analysis
Chapter 12 - The Effects of DDRs on Streamflow

Appendix A – Public Service Commission Survey
Appendix B – Utility Survey

Appendix C – Map of Survey Contacts
Appendix D – Survey Contacts

Appendix E – Water Conservation Impact Study
Appendix F –

7Q10 Study Area in the Christina Basin
Appendix G – Day-by-Day and

Mean Analysis for Streamflows

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