Download PDF | Published May 2011
In 2010, the Great Lakes Commission received funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund to lead a team of experts to examine how public water is priced in the Great Lakes region and to assess the feasibility of employing innovative, efficiency-oriented water rates. As part of this project, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) led a series of three workshops within the Great Lakes Basin to receive input and feedback from utility managers, local politicians, local watershed groups and water users in order to:
- Better understand the rationale for current water pricing (state/provincial culture and local politics) in the region;
- Identify state and provincial regulations/policies for utilities rates and other revenue streams; and
- Identify and examine external economic drivers that influence utility water pricing.
For more information, contact Becky Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related publications and reports:
- The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Final Report (December 2010)
- The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Water Pricing Primer (December 2010)
- The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Water Rate Workshop Final Report (May 2011)
- The Value of Great Lakes Water Initiative: Great Lakes Water Rate Survey (2010)