the Institute for Public Utilities at Michigan State is one of the foremost authorities on issues related to public utilities in the world. Earlier in November, the Institute released an excellent paper by Dr. Janice Beecher called “Primer on Water Pricing”. The paper is available from the Institute’s website but I’ve also included it here for convenience only in hopes you will download it and read its 14 pages. I think you will find this paper extremely informative and very readable on the topic of water pricing (apropos: the concepts discussed in this paper are equally applicable for wastewater utility rates). I highly recommend this paper for your general reference and as a good resource for your elected officials.