On the Marginal Cost of Wastewater Services

Hanke, S.H. & Wentworth, R. (1980). On the Marginal Cost of Wastewater Services. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-167

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the marginal cost of municipal wastewater services. We begin by describing the nature of wastewater services. This is of importance, since the measurement of marginal cost is an activity which requires a specialized knowledge of the engineering and technology of the industry (Turvey, 1969). In the next section, we deal with the relevant definition and interpretation of marginal cost. We then apply our definition to the measurement of marginal cost for a hypothetical, but realistic, wastewater system. In the last section, we make some observations about the design of wastewater tariffs.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1302

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