Water Affordability Programs & Policies: A National Review Thumbnail
File Type: pdf
File Size: 4.30 MB

Media Type:

White Papers | Technical Reports | Surveys

Publication Number:

IISG19-RCE-RLA-057

Pages:

30

Description:

This document provides a review of policies and programs addressing water bill affordability issues and equitable access to water. Five broad strategies are discussed, including: cost reduction, water efficiency, rate design, customer assistance programs, and hard to reach programs. For each solution, a definition, implementation considerations, examples, and potential recommendations are provided. More extensive case studies from a handful of water systems and a brief summary of the literature reviewed is also included. Results will be used to inform a community water affordability technical assistance program.

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Creators

Margaret Schneemann

Year

2019

Focus Areas

Resilient Communities and Economies

Topics

Water Supply