Feasibility of Seasonal Water Pricing Considering Metering Costs
Water Resources Bulletin
Efficiency implications of seasonal pricing, uniform pricing, and optimal seasonal pricing with metering costs are analyzed qualitatively using classical optimization technique. The first two schemes are special cases of the last pricing scheme. A nonlinear‐integer programming model is formulated for a case study application to Salt Lake City to examine the feasibility of seasonal pricing. The analysis indicates that uniform pricing is preferable unless metering costs are substantially lower than present levels.
Bishop, A. Bruce; Narayanan, R.; Beladi, H.; and Hansen, R., "Feasibility of Seasonal Water Pricing Considering Metering Costs" (1987). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 2089.