• Donald E. Agthe
  • R. Bruce Billings
  • Nathan Buras
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 46)


Urban water supply is a growing issue for many cities and towns. Rapid population growth, drought, ground water contamination, surface water pollution, greater use of water using devices as a result of higher incomes and ground water mining have all led to water shortages in urbanized areas. This book examines how urban water supplies can be managed efficiently while satisfying community standards of equity. It includes economic, managerial, and hydrologic analysis of water pricing, selection of water rate structures, wastewater use, when and how to add new sources of water into the current system, and non-price conservation measures.


Marginal Cost Urban Water Water Price Water Market Urban Water Supply 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald E. Agthe
  • R. Bruce Billings
    • 1
  • Nathan Buras
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaUSA

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