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Main Title Urban Water Policies and Decision-Making in the Detroit Metropolitan Region.
Author Walker, Jr, George M. ; Wenger, Norman ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Office of Research Administration.
Year Published 1970
Report Number 01351-1-F; DI-14-01-0001-1589; OWRR-C-1142-MICH ;ORA-01351; 00706;
Stock Number PB-195 313
Additional Subjects ( Water services ; Management methods) ; ( Urban areas ; Water services) ; ( Michigan ; Water services) ; Policies ; Decision making ; Benefit cost analysis ; Water supply ; Topography ; Political objectives ; Organizations ; Economic conditions ; Problem solving ; Detroit(Michigan)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-195 313 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 274p
The report deals with the period after 1959 when the Detroit Water Board took action to become the water supply agency for the entire metropolitan area. The most critical issues of regional water service lie in the area of inter-governmental relations because of the Board's necessity of selling water at wholesale prices to suburban governments. Basic propositions concerning the Detroit situation are: for efficiency in distribution costs and equity for consumers a unified water supply system is best; physical water supply is not a problem in the Detroit region; engineering problems of supplying water are minimal because of level terrain; major problems are political and institutional; economic problems are not overwhelming; water policy decisions are dispersed throughout the system; and decisions affecting water policy may be influenced by other problems of dispersed power in the metropolitan area. (WRSIC abstract)