Economies of Size in Water Treatment vs. Diseconomies of Dispersion for Small Public Water Systems
Boisvert, Richard N.; Schmit, Todd M.
This paper outlines a method to determine the tradeoff between economies of size in water treatment and diseconomies of distribution. Empirical results for New York are used to identify the implications for the rehabilitation and consolidation of rural water systems.
WP 1996-15 November 1996
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University