Environmental Economics

Evaluation of Alternative Methods for Financing Municipal Waste Treatment Works

This report is part of a continuing investigation by the EPA of alternative financing programs for treatment plant facilities undertaken in response Section 317 of The Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. This report presents findings and recommendations regarding alternative financing programs. The report reviews the current program, describes criteria for the evaluation of financing programs and discusses some differences of current programs in light of these criteria. Important features of alternative financing programs are discussed and analysis of features that could be changed to improve program preference according to the criteria is presented.

  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Financing Pollution Control
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    b. Water - Surface
    deLucia, Russell J.
    Koppel, Lewis M.
    Luecke, Daniel F.
    Robinson, Sandra
    Schaefer, Penelope
    Smith, Douglas V.
    Wagner, Judith
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Rose, Marshall
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    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0050
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Meta Systems, Inc.Address: 843 Massachusetts Avenue
    City: Cambridge State: Mass ZIP: 02139
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection AgencyAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
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