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Full-Cost Water Pricing Guidebook for Sustainable Community Systems

Prepared by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) and University of Illinois Extension, this guidebook was prepared to assist local decision makers. The guidebook organized into three sections: Section 1: Full-Cost Water for Livable Communities provides the ‘why do it’ for mayors, village managers, planners, board and council members, and interested residents. Section 2: Towards Full-Cost Pricing provides a basic ‘how to do it’ overview for readers interested in learning more details about effective utility management. Section 3: Water Rate Structures delves further into one of the most important decisions in setting water rates, designing the rate structure.