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Main Title Planning water supply : cost-rate differentials and plumbing permits /
Author Goddard, Haynes C., ; Stevie, Richard G. ; Trygg., Gregory D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stevie, Richard G.,
Trygg, Gregory D.,
Clark, Robert Maurice.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., Ohio. Dept. of Economics.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/5-78-008; EPA-R-803596-01
Stock Number PB-285 656
OCLC Number 04161392
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Cost accounting ; Water-supply--United States--Finance ; Water-supply--Finance
Additional Subjects Licenses ; Cost analysis ; Water supply ; Rates(Costs) ; Prices ; Water consumption ; Revenue ; Demand(Economics) ; Economic factors ; Water distribution ; Distribution systems ; Water pipelines ; Cost comparison ; Water services ; Forecasting ; Building codes ; Plumbing ; Local government ; Decision making ; Reviews ; Water costs ; Computer mapping techniques
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD223.G63 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-5-78-008 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EJBM  TD223.G63 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-78-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-285 656 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 203 pages : illustrations, charts, maps, tables ; 28 cm
This study is concerned with measuring the cost of water supply and net revenue differences among customers by user class and location, and analyzing future water demand on the basis of plumbing permit application data. For water supply, a methodology based upon engineering principles was employed to collect data on distance, altitude, and costs of water delivery to sampled customers in a water utility service area. Estimates of cost elasticity were obtained. Altitude was not significant, but distance was found positively correlated with cost. In one location, at an extreme of the service area, this total cost elasticity became greater than one. Thus, cost economies for transmission of water exist, but are limited as indicated by this cost elasticity estimate. In addition, these costs were compared to the revenues collected from each customer sampled. The pattern of costs and computed net revenues were then examined through the use of computer mapping techniques. All this information becomes useful for examining water rates and system expansion. Also examined is the hypothesis that future water use can be predicted through the use of plumbing permit records.
"May 1978." "Contract no. R-803596-01." "Project Officer Robert M. Clark, Water Supply Research Division." "Department of Economics, University of Cincinnati." Includes bibliographical references.