Accession Number : ADA106580


Title :   Changes in Federal Water Project Repayment Policies Can Reduce Federal Costs.


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a106580.pdf


Report Date : 07 Aug 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : Federal water project repayment policies and practices do not ensure fair and timely cost recovery from project water users when water supply or storage space in Federal reservoirs is not sold or fully utilized. Because about 15 million acre-feet of available water or storage space in Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers reservoirs has not been sold, the Government has absorbed substantial costs associated with the underutilized reservoirs. This report is recommending changes in agency policies which should result in greater cost recovery from water users who receive benefits from the projects. Greater cost recovery from project beneficiaries means less Federal funding is required to construct, operate, and maintain Federal water projects. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POLICIES , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *WATER SUPPLIES , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , COST EFFECTIVENESS , COSTS , USER NEEDS , WATER RESOURCES , UTILIZATION , COLLECTION , CONSUMERS , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , COLLECTING METHODS , RESERVOIRS , FEDERAL BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE