Is your utility’s rate structure meeting your revenue goals and customer expectations? How does your rate structure compare with other utilities in your geographic region? How do your rates compare with similarly sized utilities? What are trends in utility rates? Find answers to these and other rate-related questions in AWWA's comprehensive biennial survey of water and wastewater utility rates.
WWA and Raftelis Financial Consultants have been producing a biennial survey of water and wastewater charges for US utilities since 2002. Learn more about and purchase the most recent in the AWWA Store:
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The following figures summarize water and wastewater rate changes, annualized rate increases, and typical water and wastewater bills based on data collected through surveys by AWWA and RFC.
AWWA M1 provides all relevant information needed to evaluate and select water rate structures, fees, charges and pricing policies.
AWWA M54 gives step-by-step guidance to determine revenue requirements, analyze rates for different customer classes, develop a financial plan, and design a better rate structure.
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