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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Economics of Regionalization: An Overview.
Author Clark, R. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Drinking Water Research Div.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/J-83/271;
Stock Number PB85-169803
Additional Subjects Economic factors ; Water supply ; Regional planning ; Economic analysis ; Water distribution ; Systems engineering ; Standards ; Potable water ; Communities ; Tables(Data) ; Cost analysis ; Graphs(Charts) ; Safe Drinking Water Act of 1984
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-169803 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 36p
Regionalization is often suggested as a means of solving a large number of water supply problems. Unfortunately the word regionalization has many different meanings. Among other meanings, it can be a coordinated approach between independently owned and managed organizations or a single institution that has sole responsibility for water supply over a large area. Finding a universally applicable definition for regionalization is difficult. Passage of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (PL 93-523) emphasizes the need for water supply professionals to seriously consider regionalization issues. The Act which requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State agencies to develop and enforce water quality standards, will have a significant impact on the ways in which surveyors view their responsibility for supplying treated water to the consumer.