Water System Organization and Financial Decision Making

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


Water distribution is a natural monopoly, in which a single entity can supply each geographic service area at a much lower cost that any group of two or more competitive water providers. Dual water systems exist but are generally owned by the same utility in order to deliver different qualities of water. A potable water delivery system may be augmented by a reclaimed water delivery system for industrial or commercial customers.


Discount Rate Demand Curve Water Utility Safe Yield Water Bill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bruce Billings
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaUSA

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