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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Water Connection Charges: A Tool for Encouraging Water-Efficient Growth

Title:
Water Connection Charges: A Tool for Encouraging Water-Efficient Growth

Abstract:
As many U.S. communities are struggling to support growing populations with limited water resources, very few of them are utilizing water connection charges to increase water-savvy residential development projects in their communities.

Researchers evaluated water connection charges used by 800 public water utilities in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina and Utah. They found that 93% of the fee structures in the Southeastern states and 62% of the fee structures in the Western states used uniform water connection charges for single-family homes that took no account of key factors in influencing the design of a home's water footprint. As a result, owners of new homes are typically paying the same amount.

URL:
http://www.ceres.org/resources/reports/water-connection-charges-a-tool-for-encouraging-water-efficient-growth/view

Source:
Western Resource Advocates; Ceres; University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2015

Associated Sectors:

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