Wave of the Future: The Case for Smarter Water
The current state of municipal water pricing in Canada is significantly flawed, with costs that include underfunded water agencies, aging infrastructure and excessive consumption. Reforms are required, including the expanded use of water meters and seasonal surcharges that better reflect costs.
Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 281 (February)
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