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Factors And Challenges Of Regionalization In The Water And Wastewater Sector

  • Simona FRONE


    (Institute of National Economy)

This paper investigates some general issues related to the opportunity of regionalization, involving the aggregation of several towns for the provision of drinking water and wastewater services, as well as some particular features and challenges of the process in Romania. The main driver for the aggregation/regionalization of utilities is usually the potential to realize economies of scale by providing services to a larger customer base and at a lower cost, also increasing the size and efficiency of new investments by sharing infrastructure projects and accessing international funding.

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Article provided by Institute of National Economy in its journal Romanian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 27 (2008(XVIII))
Issue (Month): 2(36) (December)
Pages: 185-200

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Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:2:y:2008:i:36:p:185-200
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  1. Serge Garcia & Alban Thomas, 2001. "The Structure of Municipal Water Supply Costs: Application to a Panel of French Local Communities," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 5-29, July.
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