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This primer was prepared as part of a project of the Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative of the Great Lakes Commission, which was generously supported by a grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund. The primer was developed to inform and engage decision-makers and stakeholders about the central role of water pricing in water resource stewardship and sustainability. The primer is intended to provide an introductory “why to,” more than a detailed “how to,” treatment of this rich and important subject. In addition to introducing key principles and concepts of ratemaking, the primer highlights findings from the 2010 Great Lakes Water Rate Survey that was conducted as part of this initiative.

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