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Main Title Cost of Clean and Safe Water Sustaining Our Water Infrastructure.
CORP Author New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Boston, MA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Year Published 2006
Stock Number PB2013-101525
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Infrastructure ; Cost models ; Wastewater infrastructure ; Data collection ; Data analysis ; Operations and maintenance ; Affordability ; Regulations ; Household Rate Projection Model ; Two-Media Communities
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-101525 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 45p
Numerous studies point to the growing need in the United States to invest billions of dollars over the next 20 years to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. How will such a massive investment be felt at the household level. That question and the need for decision makers at all levels to know the answer provided the impetus for The Cost of Clean and Safe Water, a joint project of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, EPA New England, the New England states, and New York State. Represented in this report are the results of a year-long effort to collect and analyze cost data from drinking water and wastewater systems serving communities throughout our region. More than 200 systems provided budget data for on-going capital improvement projects, facility upgrades, and the cost of daily operations and maintenance. Using these data, NEIWPCC projected the maximum annual household cost for each community over the next 20 years. Data are presented as household costs for two reasons to provide a common denominator for information from seven states, and more importantly, to put the information in numbers that everyone can understand.