Water Infrastructure Case Studies

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Great Lakes Water Infrastructure case studies on how some cities are advancing positive infrastructure choices

Water Rate Setting

  • Denver Water Rate Setting
    Denver Water adopted an increasing block tariff rate structure with water budget provision, to fund essential repairs and upgrades to the drinking water system.
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  • Philadelphia Water Rate Setting
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) offers income-based water bills and a penalty forgiveness policy for low-income water customers.
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Lead Pipe Replacement Program

  • Lansing Lead Pipe Replacement Program
    Lansing, Michigan used innovative technology and an integrated water management approach to accelerate and complete its program to replace all lead service lines.
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  • Madison Lead Pipe Replacement Program
    The Madison Water Utility replaced all 8,000 lead service lines in its water system during an 11-year project period (2001-2012) in which approximately $15.5 million was spent.
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