AWE Resource Library

Water Rates and Rate Structures

Pricing water appropriately can be on of the most effective methods for reducing water demand.  A wide variety of water rate structures are currently in place in North America and there are definite differences in their design and impact.  The AWE Resource Library pages listed below offer information on water rates and rate structures as well as links to the latest research and information about this important topic.

Water Rates

Water Rate Structures

Water Rates and Charges Introduction 

AWE (2008) Fundamentals of water ratemaking 

AWE (2008) Water rates references 


Conservation Oriented Rate Structures 

AWE (2008) Implementing a conservation oriented rate structure 

AWE (2008) Water budget rate structures 

White Paper (2009) - Rate Structures and Conservation

Definition of Terms

Looking for a quick definition of a water or conservation related term or concept?  The AWE Glossary has an extensive list of the most commonly used terms in the biz.

AWE Glossary of Common Water Related Terms, Abbreviations, and Definitions 

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