Accession Number : ADA143022
Title : Handbook for the Institutional and Financial Implementation of Water Utilities.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Dec 83,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Cullinane,J , Jr ; Condra,J S
Report Date : May 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 269
Abstract : Financing and institutional arrangements generally available for the implementation of water utility projects are reviewed in detail. The legally available arrangements in the States of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee are reviewed. Innovative and creative techniques are discussed and their relationship to current state laws are presented. Particular emphasis is placed on the review of legal constraints to the use of non-traditional financing techniques in the four states. Sources of technical and financial assistance available to a water utility are inventoried and discussed in detail. Regulatory interfaces in each state are also addressed. A brief review of the engineering nature of water utilities is presented along with simplified techniques for estimating the cost of various types of water utility projects. References are provided for detailed techniques for water utility analysis. Many constraints to the use of innovative and creative financing and institutional arrangements are identified. Recommendations are made as to necessary actions to remove these identified constraints.
Descriptors : *PUBLIC UTILITIES , *HANDBOOKS , *FINANCE , *WATER SUPPLIES , KENTUCKY , TENNESSEE , ALABAMA , CIVIL ENGINEERING , CREATIVITY , STATE LAW , MUNICIPALITIES , MISSISSIPPI
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE