What Constitutes Accurate Pricing of Water?


Pricing of water services for customers should be an accurate representation of the cost of providing safe water to consumers, maintain infrastructure and plan for future infrastructure replacement needs. Implementing public education plans on water sector operations and costs can help to maintain customer satisfaction and help water utilities meet essential infrastructure needs.

AWWA/WEF Transformative Issues Symposium on Affordability: Special Content Collection

This compendium of recent articles on the issue of affordability from AWWA and WEF publications and events addresses a wide range of relevant issues, including everything from defining “affordability” to exploring customer assistance programs and important questions of environmental justice.



AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing affordability issues:


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