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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hunter, Janet R.
URN etd-10062009-020341
Title An analysis of the ability of Virginia's water systems to finance system improvements
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Alwang, Jeffrey R. Committee Co-Chair
Stallmann, Judith I. Committee Co-Chair
Shabman, Leonard A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Virginia
  • water
Date of Defense 1995-09-14
Availability restricted
Abstract
The Safe Drinking Water Act and its 1986 Amendments are expected to result in increasing costs for water systems. The ability of systems to finance the required improvements is examined. The financial needs of water systems are examined to determine if needs vary by system ownership or system size.

Increased water rates are expected as a result of financing system improvements. The increase in rates is predicted, and the effect of increased rates on low-income households is examined.

The study concluded that the problem facing Virginia's water systems is not an inability to finance system improvements. The increased rates expected as a result may, however, impose hardships on low-income households.

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