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Main Title Economies of Scale and Scope in Water Supply.
Author Kim, H. Y. ; Clark, R. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/557;
Stock Number PB91-163519
Additional Subjects Water supply ; Cost estimates ; Water utilities ; Economies of scale ; Water treatment ; Spatial distribution ; Water distribution(Applied) ; Economic analysis ; Mathematical models ; Operating costs ; Economic forecasting ; Economic models ; Cost engineering ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-163519 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 26p
The study examines the multiproduct nature of water supply relative to economies of scale and scope. The water utility is viewed as a multiproduct firm providing residential and nonresidential services with spatial variation. There are no significant economies of scale in the utility's overall operation. The utility, however, enjoys considerable economies for nonresidential water supply but suffers from diseconomies in residential supply. The economies of scale achieved in water treatment are mostly lost in the distribution of water. The utility on the whole experiences economies of scope associated with joint production of the two services. Furthermore, water utilities have no perceptible tendency to behave as a natural monopoly. (Copyright (c) 1988, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland).)